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Towns reclassifies, chooses UK

Towns is expected to reclassify to the 2014 class.

With five consecutive top-ranked recruiting classes already under his belt at Kentucky, John Calipari got a head start on a sixth when Karl Towns Jr. committed to the Wildcats Tuesday.

Ranked as the No. 1 sophomore in the country by 247Sports, the Metuchen (N.J.) Saint Joseph's 5-star big man not only announced he would reclassify to the 2014 class but also chose UK over Duke, Florida and others during an announcement at his school Tuesday morning.

As part of the Dominican Republic Senior National Team, Towns played for Calipari over the summer and trained on UK's campus.

Towns then enjoyed a return trip to Lexington for Big Blue Madness to kick off the start of the college basketball season Oct. 12 and then again for the Cats' 104-75 win over LIU-Brooklyn at Rupp Arena Nov. 23.

A versatile big man with a very advanced skill set for both his size and age, Towns has drawn comparisons ranging from Sam Perkins to Dirk Nowitzki to Kevin Durant.

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