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Weekly Notebook: Towns dominates, Lewis heads south

Kentucky commit Karl Towns Jr. has been putting up eye-popping numbers lately


1:20 PM, Jan. 15, 2013 EST

Karl Towns Jr., left, followed his first career quadruple-double with a triple-double. / USA TODAY Sports

Before he reclassified from 2015 to 2014 in December, St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.) forward Karl Towns Jr. was widely regarded as the country’s top sophomore, and his team’s win over St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) on Jan. 6, Towns showed why. Towns, a Kentucky commit, scored 16 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, blocked 11 shots and dished out 11 assists. It was Towns’ first career quadruple-double.

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“It was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” said Towns’ father Karl Towns Sr..

Towns followed that performance up with a triple-double (23 points, 17 rebounds and 11 blocks) in a win over Colonia (Colonia, N.J.) on Jan. 10.

Lewis thriving at new school

Isaiah Lewis, one of New York City’s most talented senior guards, left Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) for Patrick School (Newark, N.J.) earlier this season.

Now he’s moved again, this time to Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) and so far, Lewis has fit in well with his new team averaging 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in his first two games.

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“I just felt like it was a better move for me basketball-wise,” Lewis said. “I’m just concentrating on finishing strong this season.”

Pilots win with D

Wonder why Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) has managed to hold down the top spot in the Super 25 all these weeks? Look no further than the defensive side of the ball.

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The Pilots have held six of its last 11 opponents, all of which were road wins, to 40 points or less. Findlay is putting up 86 points a game and allowing just 55 for the season.

They’ve only played one home game since Nov. 28.

That’ll get it done.

Basketball Commits

Village School (Houston) point guard Isaiah Taylor to Texas… Archbishop Carroll (Miami) center Amida Brimah to Connecticut.

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