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Towns says he and Alexander could do “great things together” at UK


Last night, Drew told you about the matchup between Karl Towns and Cliff Alexander at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam on Wednesday. Alexander got the best of the UK commit, posting 19 points and 13 rebounds to Towns’ 14 points. Towns told Rivals’ Alex Kline that he was impressed by Alexander’s game, and wants to woo him to Kentucky:

“He’s so explosive around the basket,” Towns said. “If you let him get the rebound there’s like a 99.9 percent chance that he’s going to go up and dunk it. He’s got strong hands and a great base. I like the force that he puts on the rim. What I really like is how he’s developed, I think his potential is limitless.”

“I think that Cliff is a really good player and that if he were to come to Kentucky, me and him could do really great things together.

In fact, Towns said that playing against Alexander encouraged him to work on his own explosiveness around the rim. He’ll have plenty of practice soon; training camp for the Dominican Republic National Team starts next week.

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14 Comments for Towns says he and Alexander could do “great things together” at UK

  1. mike
    12:37 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Emmanual Mudiay
    Myles Turner
    Karl Towns
    Cliff Alexander
    Not a bad haul.

  2. jpgott2
    12:41 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with Towns! Alexander has that bruiser body and game that UK needs down-low, and that UK has not had recently. I hope we get him!

  3. RandyB
    12:46 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Where will the Dominican Republic camp be? At UK?

    Also, Mike, Who’s the SMALL forward in your lineup? 7-1 Towns?
    Who is your 2-Guard? Stanley Johnson?

  4. I Say
    12:54 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    PG Mudiay
    SG Rashad Vaughn
    SF S. Johnson
    PF Alexander/Lyles
    C Towns/Turner

  5. mike
    1:07 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    @3 Wasn’t a lineup genius. It was a recruiting class.

  6. mike
    1:11 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    @3 also, I imagine we’d have hawkins at the 2 if we didn’t successfully recruit one for this year. Aren’t we recruiting a 2 or a 3 named Delgado for 2014? Not every lineup has to be a traditional lineup anyway. Doesn’t the Miami Heat technically start 3 small forwards?

  7. SeaCat
    1:14 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Alexander was said to be a lock
    for UK in the recent past.
    Why did he change? Who unlocked him?

  8. cracka
    1:20 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    towns has also been trying to recruit okafor to come play … i really think if we could get stanley johnson and mudiay they could help recruit some talent

    first question is perkins, he’s announcing 8/25 on his bday i think … would love to have him and mudiay both, think they could really push the ball up the court like wall and bledsoe

  9. Does-it -ever -stop
    1:34 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    The folks at CBS Sports have put together a formula to rank which college athletic programs had the best 2012-13 season. It should come as no surprise that Louisville came in at No.1 and it wasn’t even close.

  10. tom
    1:42 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    9. Well…they certainly deserved it.

  11. Jpo
    1:48 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    9. Do you ever stop linking your username to nothing?

  12. Super cool story bro
    2:25 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    9- yeah usually the team that won it all had the best season

  13. Crash Davis
    2:54 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    That’s odd. According to a CNNSI article, Towns doesn’t recruit players.

    …The Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American game are high on his checklist, but if you expect Towns to try and persuade some of 2014’s brightest high school stars to join up with Kentucky, Towns prefers to leave the recruiting to coaches. Case in point: When he roomed with Kansas 2013 signee Andrew Wiggins at the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland this April, Towns declined to attempt to sway him toward Kentucky. “I just said, ‘let this boy breathe,’ ” Towns remembers of his time with Wiggins, who he later beat in an impromptu three-point contest.

  14. rolltide cat
    6:56 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Photo courtesy of the real Coach Q.