Karl Towns is the best role model for any player looking to get to the league these days, which is why it makes total sense that Skal Labissiere reached out to him for advice in advance of tomorrow night’s Draft. Skal told reporters today that Karl is one of his best friends, and last night, the two got together and talked about making that big jump to the NBA.
“Karl Towns is one of my best friends. After going through the rookie year that he did, I ask him for advice. We still talk, we are very close,” Skal said. “He’s like my brother, man. We talk about anything. I’ve got to see him a little bit last night, so it’s always good to catch up with Karl.”
What advice did Karl give? Skal said he wanted to keep the specifics to himself, but gave us a general idea.
“Bring it every night, basically,” Skal said. “Just be ready. We talked more in detail about it, but just be ready.”
One of the things Skal said he admires most about Karl is how smart he’s been with his off the court decisions, like how he manages his money, not always an easy feat for the number one pick in the Draft and NBA Rookie of the Year.
“Karl Towns, one thing that I admire about him is he’s very very cautious about his money, what he does off the court, and that’s something,” Skal said. “To be that young and be that cautious about that, he’s very smart.”
Agreed. Watch my entire interview with Skal on our Facebook page by clicking here.