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Karl Towns likes having Andrew Wiggins as “co-pilot” at Nike Hoop Summit, but no UK talk

Karl Towns photo courtesy Jenny

Karl Towns photo courtesy Jenny Maag, USA Basketball.


Future Kentucky Wildcat Karl Towns, who plays for St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J., is rooming with Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s No. 1 recruit out of Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, at the Nike Hoop Summit. He says the two are “good friends” and enjoying their time together.

“We are having a blast,” Towns said. “We are enjoying each other, enjoying time with each other. He is so athletic and skilled on the court. It’s easy to do a pick and roll with him. We are going to utilize that on Saturday along with the chemistry we have. Me and him are so outgoing with each other.”

Wiggins seems to have narrowed his list of colleges to Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State. The nation’s No. 1 recruit has not announced a timetable for his decision and Towns isn’t asking — or trying to influence him.

“I haven’t talked to him about Kentucky at all,” Towns said. “He has so much talent, but we are good friends. I just wish him the best for any school he picks. I want to let him enjoy the time here and just be friends and talk basketball and play video games. Stuff like that.”

Normally Towns is the center of attention and that only escalated when he re-classified from the 2015 recruiting class to the 2014 class and then picked Kentucky several months ago.

“That has been nice. There are so many great players here. Sometimes you get used to having all the attention and being in the spotlight, but it is great to have someone here like Andrew. It’s very humbling to know he can help with anything I need. It’s nice to have a co-pilot in this big spotlight. That’s one reason I love being here at the Hoop Summit,” Towns said.

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