As expected, Karl Towns, Jr. announced his intention to reclassify to 2014, where he will be the #7 prospect, and will attend the University of Kentucky. This is Calipari’s first ever commitment from a Sophomore. This is a MAJOR change from BCG’s constant Scholarship offers to 8th graders.
Karl Towns, Jr:
“The first thing I have to say is that I’m going to reclassify to the year 2014,” Towns, 17, said. “The second decision I have to make is my university. The university I’ve decided to play for in the year 2014 is the University of Kentucky.”
Jerry Meyer of 247Sports tweeted this about Towns:
@br_boston Karl Towns Jr. has Dirkish elements 2 his game- shoots well & is tall. Has a long way 2 go before he is a filthy baller like Dirk
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) December 4, 2012
After watching his announcement via a live stream, his mother’s reaction says much about the character of this kid and his family.
Some highlights below:
Again, this wasn’t a shock since Calipari was Towns’ coach on the Dominican National Team, but recruiting is a murky business so anytime a kid commits, it’s a big deal. And the rich just get richer. Tough not to look ahead to 2013 and 2014, but that’s what Calipari brings to UK.