Future Cat Karl Towns says first phone call with Calipari was great but scary moment

Karl Towns - photo by Nick Taylor | Ball-n.com
– photo by Nick Taylor | Ball-n.com

At 16 years old, 2014 St. Joseph (NJ) center Karl Towns played for on the Dominican Republic national team in the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. At 17 years old, Towns reclassified to the Class of 2014 and verbally committed to the University of . Today, Towns is considered a top candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

He’s also just finishing up his junior year in high school.

With an international name and 14,000 followers on Twitter, Towns already has an NBA-ready body—a 7-0, 248-pound physique that is far more mature than the leading candidate for the No. 1 pick 2013 NBA Draft, another Wildcat, Nerlens Noel.

Rocking size 20 shoes before he can even legally vote, the Jersey native can run the floor like a gazelle, rebound, block shots and also dish some crafty passes.

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