When Karl Towns was much younger, he would tag along with his father to work. “We didn’t have a babysitter so I took Karl every day to my practices because that was the only way I could watch him,” said Towns’ father Karl. “Little Karl would come to practice every day, and I would find two JV kids to run around with him and it seemed like he just grew.”
The elder Towns was a 6-foot-5 standout for Piscataway High School who went on to set records for blocked shots and rebounds at Monmouth University. His 15-year tenure on the sidelines at Piscataway Tech has featured an NJSIAA Central Group I title and several Greater Middlesex Conference Gold Division crowns.
The bond shared between father and son originated from humble basketball beginnings but exceeds far beyond the boundaries of the court.