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Jul 5, 2012 10:17 AM by Alan Cutler

Top Player For 2015 Already Playing For Calipari

Looks like Cal is in great shape with the top player for the class of 2015.

St. Joseph's star Karl Towns from New Jersey is Scout.com's No. 1 ranked player. The 6-foot-10 center is on the Dominican National Team playing or John Calipari.

"It is just a blessing and it shows the work and days I have spent in the gym are paying off," Towns told Scout.com.

"For me it just shows that you have to work hard. I know I have to keep working hard to keep my spot. I am big on working hard and staying the gym, so this is just another thing to use as motivation to get done what I have to get done so I can defend my spot."

Towns is 15 years old, but he's getting better everyday playing against some NBA talent as the Dominican is trying to make the Olympics.

"It is helping me tremendously. I am learning different styles of basketball. I am playing against professionals and guarding Al Horford every day. It is making me a better post player, a better defender, and I am becoming smarter. This has given me new knowledge and new ability that I never thought I would have."

Towns has it together both on and off the court. He's also tops in his class with a 4.3 GPA. Plus, the advice he gets from his family is to work hard and stay humble.

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