LOS ANGELES (WHAS11) — Los Angeles was the place to be on Tuesday night as Gatorade honored the top male and female high school athletes in the country.
The award for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year went to Karl Towns Jr.
Towns played for St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J.
Towns led his school to a 30-2 record and the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title.
He averaged 20.9 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.2 blocks per game.
He is ranked between fourth and ninth in the country in various national rankings.
He has signed to play for the University of Kentucky and is expected to join the team in the fall.