Karl Towns Jr. is academically in position to reclassify to the 2014 class.

Towns stars at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J.

“He is so gifted, he has like a 4.2 GPA and he has all accelerated courses,” St. Joseph athletic director Jerry Smith said.

A 6-foot-11 sharp-shooting forward, Towns is considered the top overall player in his 2015 class.

“He is so bright that there is no reason for him to just waste his time (in high school),” Smith said, “but we are a high academic institution. We are a college prep school and he will probably enter one of those programs in his junior year.”