Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns said Friday he is preparing for his sophomore year, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Towns: "I haven't declared to go anywhere. I'm just another center for Kentucky." Talks about prep for "my sophomore year."— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) April 3, 2015
The six foot eleven freshman is widely projected to be one of the top overall picks in the 2015 NBA Draft, assuming he delcares for it.
Towns is the Wildcats' leading rebounder (6.6 rebounds per game) and second-leading scorer (10.1 points per game), and has averaged nearly 21 minutes of playing time in Kentucky's first 38 games of the season.
Kentucky is no stranger to the NBA Draft. In total, 10 players from the school have declared for the draft in past three seasons, including the first and second overall picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist respectively.
If Towns did decide to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, he would put himself in line to become the ninth Kentucky player at least six foot nine or taller to be drafted in the past six seasons.
The early eligibility deadline for the 2015 NBA Draft is Apr. 26.
Towns and Kentucky will play Wisconsin Saturday in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
- Will Green