UK has received letters of intent from all four of its 2014 basketball commitments, which means Coach John Calipari is now free to discuss his signees.
“I’m really proud of this group as far as where they are academically, what type of people they are and their basketball ability,” Calipari said in a press release Thursday. “All four of these guys are skilled for their position and they have the ability to score. We’re happy to announce they will be joining us next fall.”
Here’s everything Calipari had to say about Karl Towns Jr., Trey Lyles, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker:
Calipari on Towns: “Karl, at 7 feet tall, brings great versatility. He can obviously score it inside, but his ability to shoot and handle it like he’s a guard will spread defenses out. His growth from his first stint with the Dominican team until now has been unbelievable, and I’m looking forward to working with him on the collegiate level.”
Calipari on Lyles: “At 6-10, Trey can play both inside and outside. He has the skills to score in both areas. He’s seen what some of our former guys are doing in the pros right now and has said he wants to follow in their path. My hope is he’s our next beast.”
Calipari on Ulis: “Tyler is the ultimate competitor. His heart and his ability to make people better set him apart from his peers. He can score in bunches, and like every point guard I’ve had, he brings a little something different to the table.”
Calipari on Booker: “Devin is a scoring machine. At nearly 6-6, he can play three different positions. He’s got great range, which should help us spread the floor a bit when he’s playing. What I like most about him is his confidence.”