It may have been the worst kept secret in college basketball recruiting, but Karl Towns Jr made it official today and he will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Towns Jr is the top ranked player in the 2015 class and there is speculation that he may reclassify into the 2014 class. Towns also announced that he will be reclassifying into the 2014 class. The other kind of shocking announcement was made by the announcers who said that once the announcement was made, Towns may no longer play AAU ball and may spend his summers as a normal high school student, working on his game.
Towns is already a tad over 7″ and has a wingspan of 7.5″ and he is still growing and has two more seasons of high school basketball ahead of him. Also by making his announcement now, it should not be a problem to reclassify as he is already taking AP classes.
In the end, it really was no shock that Towns chose UK. He spent a lot of time with John Calipari as a member of the Dominican National Team over the summer and was back in Lexington wearing Kentucky gear at the LIU Brooklyn game on 11/23. Towns, who has just turned 17, has been compared to Kevin Durant already. Here is a look at what Kentucky will be getting: