Towns moves up to No. 4 in final rankings

 Posted by at 12:27 PM on May 1, 2014
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Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns

The final rankings for the class of 2014 were released Thursday, and UK signees Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyler Ulis continued to climb up the list.

Towns — a 7-footer from New Jersey — finishes the recruiting cycle as the No. 4 overall prospect in the rankings, up seven spots from the most recent update. Rivals, Scout and 247Sports all placed him among the top five players in the class. ESPN had him No. 9 in its final rankings.

Ulis — a 5-9 point guard from Chicago — is ranked No. 20 overall in the final Scout rankings. That’s up nine spots from the most recent update. He is now considered a five-star player by every major recruiting service and is ranked no lower than No. 25 in the country.

Fellow UK signees Trey Lyles and Devin Booker finished at No. 11 and No. 29, respectively, in the final Scout rankings. Lyles is considered a top-20 recruit by all four services, and Booker is a unanimous top-30 recruit.

UK’s four-player group is listed as the No. 2 recruiting class in the country behind Duke, which is also bringing in four McDonald’s All-Americans ranked among the top 25 prospects in the class.

Duke signee Jahlil Okafor held on to the No. 1 overall spot in the final Scout rankings.

UK recruits in final 2014 rankings
Player Rivals Scout ESPN 247Sports
Devin Booker 29 29 18 22
Trey Lyles 13 11 6 17
Karl-Anthony Towns 5 4 9 2
Tyler Ulis 21 20 25 20



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