St Joseph High School (NJ) center Karl Towns Jr. can already envision himself receiving passes from his soon-to-be Kentucky teammate Tyler Ulis. But before that scenario can happen, the two will compete in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at the United Center. It's a moment that Towns Jr. has been looking forward to his entire life.
"It means I've been able to accomplish a childhood dream," Towns Jr. said. "Not many people in their lifetime can say they were a McDonald's All-American. I'm glad that in my life I can say that I was."
Towns Jr. and Marian Catholic's Ulis will surely form a dynamic duo for coach John Calipari at the next level. The 6'-11" center is ranked 9th in the ESPN 100 rankings while Ulis is placed at 24th. Towns Jr. said he's already gotten to know his new "general" quite well.
"Tyler is just a scrappy, tenacious person on the court," he said. "He knows how to play the game of basketball. Don't let his size affect the way you think of him. He can really go out there and drop a lot of points over a quick matter of time. Being able to play with Tyler is going to be a great asset to our team."
Check out what else Towns Jr. had to say in the video above, including how he compares his game to Whitney Young's Jahlil Okafor and Curie's Cliff Alexander.