Dec 4, 2012
Karl Towns Jr., a 6-foot-11 big man from New Jersey coveted by nearly every major college basketball program in the country, will play basketball for the University of Kentucky, he announced Tuesday.
Considered the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 by ESPN, Towns also announced that he will be reclassifying into the Class of 2014 and will play for John Calipari a year earlier than expected. Towns was also recruited by North Carolina State, Duke, North Carolina and as many as 40 other basketball powers nationwide.
With his reclassification, Towns is currently listed as the No. 2 center and the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2014, according to ESPN.
Later this month, Towns Jr. and St. Joseph High School will be one of several talented squads to travel to the Triangle for the 2012 HighSchooltOT.com Holiday Invitational, Dec. 26-29 at Broughton High School.
In August, Towns told WRAL's Jeff Gravley that Mark Gottfried offered him a scholarship after he visited the N.C. State campus.