This originally appeared in December of 2013, right after Karl Anthony-Towns committed to playing for the University of Kentucky. Now the Wildcats are undefeated and face Wisconsin in the Final Four Saturday night. We take a look back at our chat with the then-high school senior on the precipice of him helping to set NCAA basketball history in his first year with Calipari and Co.
After committing to play college basketball at Kentucky, high school senior Karl Towns Jr. is about to face the machine of high-profile basketball: more temptations, more pressure, and more opportunities to screw up his future, a future that could include the NBA. It’s a good thing all of the stories about the seven-footer are true.