By LARRY VAUGHT
Future Wildcats Trey Lyles and Karl Towns have been roommates at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., this week and will play against Team USA tonight.
Towns measured 7-foot without shoes and weighed 248 pounds. Trey Lyles was 6-10 without shoes and 250 pounds.
So Kentucky obviously has size in this recruiting class.
Towns had a wingspan of 7 feet, 3.5 inches and a standing reach of 9-5, one of the top standing reaches for any recruit kept by various recruiting services. His height and wingspan also were even a bit better than many suspected.
Lyles had a measured wingspan of 7-3.5 and standing reach of 8-11.5. Lyles length and strength are a rare combination that made him so attractive to coach John Calipari.
And what I really like about both players is that they can shoot from outside as well as score inside.
The 17th Nike Hoop Summit will be on ESPN2 tonight at 7. This will be Towns’ second year to play in the game as he also was on the team last year.