LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Kentucky Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns was back in Lexington Sunday hosting a youth basketball camp. He is preparing to enter his third season in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Towns was recently featured in a Gatorade commercial where he mentions the 38-1 season at Kentucky. He says he still thinks about how close his UK team came to perfection.
"You know it's not going to be done again," said Towns. "It wasn't just the way that we won. It was how we won. I mean we were beating teams by 50. I mean UCLA should have just walked off the court at one point against us. There's no disrespect to any university, but that year was our year."
With a growing number of Kentucky players in the NBA every year, Towns was asked if a team of former UK pros could beat the Golden State Warriors.
"Of course, we'd kill anybody. I don't care who you pick. We'd beat anybody. That's not even a question. If we get to pick our coach and we get to pick Cal it's over. It's not even a question."
As far as who would start for the UK all-star team?
“It depends. Are we playing the way my team played? The way my team played, you never cared who were the starters and the bench. Everyone got equal time so it didn’t matter.”