Future Cat Karl Towns Jr. eyes success at next level

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

From SI.com:  “A flash of orange twirled around Jr.’s ankles as he stood on the baseline and gazed ahead. Two basketballs, two red, size 20 Under Armour sneakers and one sensationally gifted high school hoops star huddled over the tight square of court space below as he paced through a rigorous dribbling routine. A sterling long-range shooting display came next, followed by a vicious between-the-legs dunk and a satisfactory grin signaling the end of his routine.

This summer Towns trains four days a week at East Coast Conditioning in Edison, N.J., refining the physical and tactical aspects of his game. Towns typically arrives at the facility around lunch time, engages in speed and conditioning drills, intense weight training sessions, mixes in a short break for icing and stretching with a physical therapist and finishes his day with the best part of his workout. “What’s a better job than just going out there and dribbling a basketball?” he asks.

If Towns, a top-10 player in the class of 2014, continues to improve his strength and conditioning and continues to drive himself to become the best player possible, he will continue on his fast track and will accomplish his dream of playing in the NBA.”

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