LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK freshman Karl Towns was named Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year Tuesday night. Towns was presented the award in Los Angeles by former WIldcat Brandon Knight.
Towns averaged almost 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, while shooting 66 percent from the field his senior year of high school in New Jersey. The 7-footer is expected to be an impact player at both ends of the floor for coach John Calipari.
Wednesday, the Gatorade Players of the Year will walk the Red Carpet ahead of the ESPYS.