Top NJ basketball player returns to his alma mater

Karl-Anthony Towns made a surprise visit to St. Joseph High School in Metuchen.

Karl-Anthony Towns made a surprise visit to St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. (5/3/15)

METUCHEN - A top New Jersey basketball player and future NBA draft pick stopped by his alma mater last week.

Karl-Anthony Towns made a surprise visit to St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, which bears the star athlete's name all over the school.

Towns won a Tournament of Champions title during his senior year, and was a finalist two previous years.

The 6-foot-11 center went on to lead an undefeated University of Kentucky to the Final Four.

Towns has since announced his decision to leave Kentucky to pursue a career in the NBA. He released handwritten letters to thank everyone involved in his only college season.

"They only deserve the best of me," Towns said. "I had to make sure I gave the best of myself to them, and the best way I felt was to give them a handwritten letter."

Towns is projected to be among the top two picks in the NBA.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
Mikayla Raji, 8, paid for a Jamesburg police 2 Girl whose father was killed in line of duty buys officer dinner
Preston Taylor admits his involvement in the disappearance 3 Childhood friend admits helping to dispose of missing woman’s body
Computer issues have prevented some Newark city employees 4 Computer issues prevent Newark city employees from being paid
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 5 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE