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Karl Towns Jr. Is Named Gatorade High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year

John Calipari

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Karl Towns Jr. was recently named the Gatorade high school player of the year, and Alonzo Mourning surprised him at school with the award. I got the chance to interview Mourning yesterday, and be sure to keep an eye out for that later on.

It came as a surprise to me, but Towns numbers were quite impressive this season; his academic accomplishments are not to be underrated either. Mourning mentioned that the young man wants to be a doctor one day, which is quite impressive. You can bet that John Calipari’s cupboards will be full next season, but he sure had his work cut out for him this season with such a young squad. His recruiting methods have been successful lately, although a championship seems to be eluding him now that he is without Anthony Davis. You can bet that Rick Pitino is hoping that the Kentucky Wildcats do not have luck next season, but you cannot really blame Rick for that. I am definitely ready for some Elite Eight basketball, and if you want to stay up to date on all the games just keep stopping by Rant Sports. The Kansas Jayhawks are no longer involved in what has been a fantastic tournament, but they will still be in the mix next season.

One more Prep piece is coming later on tonight, and then keep an eye out for a slideshow about Jabari Parker as well.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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