Karl Towns, a senior from St. Joseph High School, has been named Gatorade’s Basketball Player of the Year for New Jersey.
Towns is a 7’1″ basketball phenom and is widely considered one of the top high school players in the country. Next year, Towns plans on playing basketball for the University of Kentucky, one of the nation’s most prestigious college basketball programs.
Towns averaged 20.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 6.2 blocks, and 4.3 assists this season and his career stats consist of 1,670 points, 1,158 rebounds, 482 blocks, 127 3-pointers, and 320 free throws in just three seasons.
Towns is a two-time New Jersey Gatorade Player and was also named a McDonald’s All-American.