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Karl-Anthony Towns on 2017-18 team: “We could be talking about (this team) for years and years to come.”

Following his return to Rupp Arena to play in the UK Alumni Game, Karl-Anthony Towns spoke with the media on his recent Players’ Tribune article, his experience back in Lexington, and his expectations for this coming season after watching the team practice.

*Spoiler alert*

He says they’re going to be fun to watch.

“I think they’re going to be good,” Towns said. “I think they’re going to be one of the best fast break teams I’ve ever seen from a Kentucky team. They have so much athleticism that’s just pure. They don’t even know how to use their bodies fully yet because there’s just so much athleticism. This Cats team is going to be very high-flying.”

When it comes to the final product, Towns believes it could be a historic year.

“If they can come together and put egos aside and “I’m the man” mentalities aside, they can be truly special and someone we could be talking about for years and years to come.

Watch the entire press conference below (including an appearance by Rex Chapman)

(I miss him.)

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

4 Comments for Karl-Anthony Towns on 2017-18 team: “We could be talking about (this team) for years and years to come.”



  1. Rauh Gauh
    3:25 pm August 27, 2017 Permalink

    GO ahead an put Karl in the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame



  2. Luether
    7:43 pm August 27, 2017 Permalink

    An optimistic assessment, for sure…



  3. bosshogg24
    7:24 am August 28, 2017 Permalink

    If Cal will turn them loose and let them play which he does early in the year then he slows them down and puts them in a grind it out mode!



    • Cletis75
      10:39 am August 28, 2017 Permalink

      Bosshog, that’s because the Officials force you to play grind it out basketball in the tournament, especially the final four. They referee the games to keep them close and create that “magic”. That’s how they keep viewer’s numbers up. Do you not remember UNLV blowing Duke out in the early nineties, and the ratings were trash the whole 2nd half. Companies that paid mucho money for commercials were pissed. The next year Duke beats the UNLV by 2, because the game was called to keep it close. That’s why I hate tournament basketball, it just feels rigged.