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Jun 152013
 
Josh Perkins will be a senior at Huntington Prep next season. He teamed up with Karl Towns on Friday night in Virginia. Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

Josh Perkins will be a senior at Huntington Prep next season. He teamed up with UK commitment Karl Towns on Friday night in Virginia.
Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

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.”

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  2 Responses to “Karl Towns gives UK recruit Perkins a passing grade”

  1. Perkins is perfect for UK! When you have talented big men, a passing first point guard is exactly what you want. His ability to drive and score inside is nice too, but the ability to pass makes UK a team and not a one man effort. I think Perkins is the best passer that I have ever seen. He would be the perfect point man for UK. UK will have plenty of shooters. A great passer is the missing link that ties all the talents together. I think Calipari knows that Perkins is something special. I know Karl Towns likes him.

  2. really who I want to come with Towns to Lexington is him (Perkins), Cliff Alexander, Stanley Johnson, Craig Victor, Emmanuel Mudiay and Myles Turner

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