What is Karl-Anthony Towns carrying on his shoulders, besides a tiny, invisible confidant?
It's not the weight of the world, but the bulk of his game.
Time and again John Calipari has complained about his freshman big man trying to muscle his way toward the basket using only his upper body instead of establishing with his legs.
Calipari concedes that youth and biology are the co-conspirators for that shortcoming in Towns. He simply hasn't had the time to add the muscle required to plant his foot and hold his position, to torque his waist and move defenders.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.
- On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.
- On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky. It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.