Even though he’s done playing for the year, people can’t stop talking about Karl-Anthony Towns. We knew we had a great kid at Kentucky, but those covering the NBA simply can’t believe the kind of kid he is.
I use the word “kid,” because he still is one. Just two years removed from high school, he told Slam that he’s still a gamer, taking his talents to Call of Duty often. His college connections have not gone away either.
“Every day,” Towns says about talking to the likes of Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein and the Harrison twins. “We stay in touch with everybody. We mostly stay in a group chat.”
He credits his choice of college with helping him adjust to the professional lifestyle quickly.
“The responsibility’s on you and the fanbase making it feel more like an NBA program, greatest fans in the world in all of college basketball. That feeling of being almost a professional team and being everything to a city, that translates to basketball. You’re the pride and joy of that city and you gotta go out every night and prove it,” Towns says.
The Big KAT is an All-American guy living the dream, but the kid is just getting started.