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Karl Towns, Trey Lyles both have length and size; play tonight in Hoop Summit


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.


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  1. Larry Pup

    Very impressive size and length. UK will be loaded if some of this years team return to join the new players.

  2. TJ Wren

    If the Harrison come back I see a Aaron Harrison Andrew Harrison Alex Poythress Marcus Lee Dakari Johnson starting 5. If they dont Tyler Ulis Devin Booker A.P. Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson. The reason for Trey Lyles on the second starting 5 is for more size and strength. If you have the harrison they equal another post player. I still say Offensively we will be better next year. Towns has a better shot then WCS and Dakari combined. He can moved a little better than Dakari. Plus Karl Towns can hit free throws and 3s. I see Alex Poythress Jr year being his final year. I see 14 and 8 numbers for poythress next year. Dakari will be a double double machine. And Marcus Lee will add strength to his frame he will be good next year too. I see Lee having 8 and 5 numbers. I think Lee will be a 3 year player.

    1. larryvaught

      TJ, going to be fun to see how this all shakes out. At least we know in two weeks

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