By LARRY VAUGHT
Karl Towns Jr. was glad he got a chance to room with future Kentucky teammate Trey Lyles during the Nike Hoop Summit last month.
“He really mixes up his game and his skills,” said Towns, a 7-foot center. “He has that ability to step out and shoot and dribble like a guard, but he also has that ability at 6-9 to make great power moves to the basket. His ability to do what he needs to do on the court is just great. You are going to have two versatile players coming to UK. He brings the overseas type of game and power for a guy that size and can do just about anything Coach (John Calipari) wants.”
Towns is also a versatile player with the ability to shoot outside, score inside, run the court, block shots, handle the ball and more.
“It’s going to be great, quite a dynamic duo,” Towns Jr. said. “He can guard the 3-4, I can guard 3-5. Trey has the ability to spread the court, so do I. We can both move our feet unlike some other big guys. We can both also block shots. We should be able to do all we can on the court.
“Actually, we have four great options (with Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker) coming in to Kentucky in our class. I think we can all do a lot of things very, very well to go with the great players they already have at Kentucky.”