Top high school sophomore Karl Towns Jr. got one last look at the University of Kentucky on Friday, and he had a pretty good vantage point.
The No. 1 recruit in the class of 2015 sat with his father directly behind the Kentucky bench in the Cats’ 105-75 victory over LIU-Brooklyn in Rupp Arena.
Towns, who could reclassify to 2014, is scheduled to announce his college decision Dec. 4 at his high school in Metuchen, N.J. Kentucky is thought to be the favorite, with Duke, Florida and several others also on his list.
The 7-foot center milled around the floor before the game and took his courtside seat shortly before tip-off. Almost immediately after Towns sat down, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart walked over to shake hands with the star player and his father.
Towns played for John Calipari and Orlando Antigua on the Dominican Republic national team over the summer and attended Big Blue Madness earlier this fall. He was also at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for UK’s season-opening victory over Maryland.
St. Joseph High Athletic Director Jerry Smith talked to the Herald-Leader last week about Towns’ recruitment and his upcoming decision.