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2015 NBA Draft Projection: Top Five
It's tough to project what John Calipari's frontcourt rotation might look like, but Karl Towns' potential won't be hard to spot, whether he flashes it in a full-time role or a supporting one off the bench.
At 7'0", you just don't see many big men with this type of mobility and versatility.
He's skilled offensively with a dangerous outside stroke. Towns shoots it with comfort and plenty of range, and regardless of how well the rest of his game develops, his stretch potential is intriguing in itself.
But he also has that touch working on the inside as well with his jump hooks in the line.
Towns' passing and ball-handling ability can't go overlooked either, which play to his unique versatility as a big.
He's not the most explosive athlete, and he tends to hang around the perimeter more than his size would suggest he should.
Donyell Marshall, Brian Cook, Rasheed Wallace, Channing Frye, Dirk Nowitzki—pick a comparison. I've heard them all.
Only time will tell whom he ends up resembling the most, but the NBA guys are bound to chase after Towns' valuable blend of size, shooting touch and all-around feel for the game.