CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Karl Towns has been committed to Kentucky for more than six months now, and he’s still the only member of the Wildcats’ class of 2014.
The New Jersey big man admitted Friday night that he could use a little company. He might have been playing with one of his future teammates just moments before speaking to reporters.
Colorado native Josh Perkins has been attracting the attention of UK Coach John Calipari in recent weeks, and the pass-first point guard was on the same squad as Towns during Friday night’s session of the NBPA Top 100 camp.
“He was excellent,” Towns said. “Me and him had a good rapport when we stepped on the floor. We just worked hard together, worked hand in hand. … He being such a great point guard, it worked out pretty well. Our IQ levels are high and we just knew right away what we had to do to score and win the game.”
Perkins kept the ball moving on a team that also included five-star North Carolina commitment Justin Jackson and sharpshooting Indiana commitment James Blackmon Jr.
Towns’ original statement came before he knew UK was even looking at Perkins.
“I’m glad,” Towns said after he heard the news. “He’s one very talented point guard. His IQ is very high. I think this year when Kentucky played, they were missing that — a true point guard.”