Kentucky’s Karl Towns named Gatorade Athlete of the Year

Karl Towns - photo from USA Today twitter
Karl Towns – photo from USA Today

For the second time in five years, a Wildcat was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. On Tuesday night, incoming center Karl Towns, of St. Joseph High (New Jersey), was named this year’s recipient at a banquet in Los Angeles. In 2010, won the honor.

Towns is the No. 5 overall recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. The 7-foot-1 Towns was the first commit in the incoming class, later joined by guard and and forward Trey Lyles. Towns, the highest rated of the four, averaged 21.5 points, 13.7 points and 6.4 blocks per game as a senior.

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