By LARRY VAUGHT
Now that the order has been set for June’s NBA Draft, don’t forget that one Kentucky player has already been mentioned as a possible No. 1 pick in 2016.
Incoming freshman Karl Towns Jr., a versatile 7-footer from New Jersey, has been listed as the top pick in the 2015 draft by one mock draft even though he’s yet to graduate from high school.
“I look at everything with mock drafts and projections, but I know there is nothing set in stone about any of them,” Towns said. “What is set that I can work hrd and do all I can to help my team win a national title. That’s what I have to do. That is not a projection. That is a fact.
“I look at being mentioned like that and it is great, but it is just all projections and guesses. What I have to do is take the physical action to make my dream a reality. I have to work hard, improve my game and do all I can to help my win a national title and if I win a national title and then can be the No. pick, that’s great.
“But all I am worried about is winning a national title. If the NBA knocks on the door after the season, that is great. But I know I just want to worry about winning. I can’t worry about projections.”