UK’s lone 2014 commitment Karl Towns doesn’t believe in summer vacation. Towns is spending most of his summer in the gym, getting even bigger and stronger. Tim Casey profiled Towns for SportsOnEarth.com yesterday, and reports that the 7’1″ manchild is spending at least four days a week in the gym with Andrew Silber, a trainer and former wrestler, and speed guru Armando Sanchez, working on conditioning and adding muscle to his already big body. How’s he coming along?
“When Towns started the program last spring, he couldn’t do a pull-up. Now, he can do several with 20 extra kg attached to his body. Towns is 7-feet and 245 pounds, but Silber and Sanchez don’t want him to add much more weight because the heavier he is, the more impact his knees will endure, which could lead to injuries.”
He’s also working with his dad on improving his mid-range jumper and low-post moves, and gearing up to play with the Dominican Republic National Team under head coach Orlando Antigua later this summer.
Check out Casey’s piece, which includes some great details about Towns and his family, including why he chose Kentucky (hint: apparently our Kinesiology program is the bomb).