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POSTERIZED: Kentucky commit Karl Towns throws down on a defender at Nike Hoop Summit practice

Karl-Anthony Towns, Cliff Alexander, Emmanuel Mudiay

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Kentucky commit Karl Towns is currently in the midst of a solid two-week stretch.

The 7-foot center was one of the featured attractions at the McDonald’s All-American Game last week in Chicago and Towns looked much more athletic and mobile when I caught him in practices during the week.

It looks like Towns, a native of Metuchen, New Jersey, is doing more of the same at this week’s Nike Hoop Summit out in Portland. Towns put one on some defender’s head earlier this week and CityLeagueHoopsTV was there to catch it.

Towns, the No. 11 overall prospect in’s 2014 national rankings, also measured well at the Nike Hoop Summit as the center measured in at 7-feet tall with a 7-foot-3 wingspan and 9-foot-5 standing reach.

With that kind of size with emerging athleticism and a solid skill set, Towns should be an immediate contributor in Lexington next season.

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