Senior Night Allows Top Recruit Karl Towns to Give Thanks And Enjoy Supporters
Karl Towns had three years full of life changing moments to accredit Tuesday night at his high schools, St. Joseph Metuchen, senior night. A night dedicated to his family, fans, peers, and teammates, who have grown with him throughout his journey.
“I just wanted to have a good show, show my skills and how I’ve improved through the years. I wanted to prove that to my fans one more time before it’s a done deal,” Towns said of his motives before his last regular season high school game.
St. Joe’s final score in the win against Colonia was 78-56.
In preparation for his transition from Metuchen, New Jersey to Lexington, Kentucky, Towns plans to really show down in the state championships and truly make his final season one to remember. After this year, there will be no time to enjoy high school amenities, however, the luxuries college will bring are sure to be nothing to complain about for an athlete who loves the game as much as him.
“For me there’s no fear. I’ve been through the Dominican cycle already and professional for two years now. I think I’m really well prepared for all the media and everything that comes along with it and I just can’t wait to go over there and start training and working out to make sure a national title is on the menu,” Towns said.
There can be no dispute in the often drawn conclusion that Towns will be outstanding at The University of Kentucky in the NCAA the way he has been in high school. Being such a young man with the minute amount of fear present in his mind, if his high school stats are any indication, averaging 21.3 points and 14.3 rebounds per game for the Saint Joseph Falcons during the 2012-13 season, there is no imagining the lengths he’ll go to in college, and even beyond that, to be the absolute best. Although he is ready for the ride, there are things from high school he is likely to miss when he leaves them behind for college.
“The close family you start and the friends you make here. It’s going to be really different going to college and having to be with a new group of people.”
Two people that are certain to be missed along with Karl on the St. Joes court are Wade Baldwin and Marques Townes. Often referred to as “The Big Three,” together they have changed the fate of Falcon Basketball. Not only do they perform well together but they have grown to be family throughout their years playing.
As for the memories the last four years have brought Towns, they are ones that will never be forgotten by him and the people who were there to witness the talents he brought to courts around the globe. Of all the great things that came upon him in high school, there are a few he has considered his most valuable in making him the athlete he is today.
“I think winning my first state championship really gave me a lot to look forward to and the opportunity to do something great,” Towns replied when asked of his greatest memory the past four years.
Along with preparing to participate in the McDonalds All-American Game this coming April in Chicago, Towns is ready to conquer at Kentucky, where his performance will confirm whether he is capable of living up to the college expectations before taking the next step to the pro game. Despite the inevitable greatness Towns is to bring to future courts he will call him home, his high school career will go down in history, along with what he has yet to show the world.
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