Karl Towns Jr. is really full of surprises; he dropped a quadruple double earlier in the year and even showed 3 point range at the Summit Hospitality Holiday Invitational. The Kentucky commit had some even more surprising news about why he chose the Wildcats.
“Duke really wanted me to come and N.C. State really wanted me to come,” Towns told the News Observer. “I can’t say enough good things about Duke. N.C. State was definitely in the top four, but at the end of the day it came down to what I wanted to do in life. Kentucky offered me what I wanted to do as a major in life.”
What is that particular major? Kinesiology.
“I wanted to be a kinesiologist, and I think they are one of the best in the country at it. It was never about the basketball part, never about how many times I was going to shoot the ball. It was about what I was going to in life after the ball stops dribbling.”
This young man is to be commended for thinking about life after basketball, and it will be interesting to see whether he stays at school all four years, or just goes back to medical school after his playing career is over. That type of foresight is really refreshing to see from a young teenager and I hope he is an even better kinesiologist than he is a basketball player. That would be a tall order, both figuratively and literally.