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Karl Towns Jr. sees UK talent as “blessing” and gives UK “chance to do something special”

Karl Towns announced his commitment to UK Tuesday morning. (photo courtesy MSGVarsity.com)

Karl Towns announced his commitment to UK . (photo courtesy MSGVarsity.com)


Karl Towns Jr. played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic with Trey Lyles as well as Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker, all future UK teammates.

“We are all competitors and all want to compete,” Towns said. “We are going to have the best of the best on one team at one place. Practices are going to be amazing. We can only get better. With the people we are going to go against every day, there is no way your talent can deteriorate. It can only make you better.”

Towns is glad that twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison, centers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson, and forwards Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee all decided to stay at Kentucky.

“For me, it just seems that at the end of the day it is a blessing to have so many great players. You can only have harder practices and a better all-around team that way,” he said. “I am all about (championship) rings. With everyone back, we have a great chance to do something special and do what I love to do and that is get a ring.”

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  1. Judi Cole

    I love the competitive spirit of this young man. He is correct, the competition only makes all of them better players. Sure hope he gets to bring home that ring next year!

  2. TheProfessor

    I also hope for another championship next year, as I do every year. However, talk about how “this team can be special” is a trap. Of course this team “can be” special, but no team is special based on words, only commitment outside the view of cameras and reach of microphones. I will not fall for that trap line again.

    Let me see that this team does, game in and game out, on the court against live competition. That will determine how special this team becomes.

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