John Calipari is expected to add another No. 1 prospect to his recruiting résumé when New Jersey center Karl Towns announces his college intentions Tuesday morning.
Towns is currently the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2015, but the 4.0 student is expected to reclassify to 2014 and start playing college basketball in two seasons.
All signs point to Kentucky.
"I would be pretty surprised if he was going anywhere but Kentucky," Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader on Monday. "I think he's known he's going to Kentucky for quite some time."
Duke, Florida, Michigan State and N.C. State are among the other schools still in contention.
Towns will officially announce his choice at a press conference scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The event will be broadcast live online at MSGVarsity.com.
The 7-footer played for Calipari over the summer as a member of the Dominican Republic's national team. Towns' mother is Dominican, and his father was a standout basketball player at Monmouth.
Towns — who has been compared to Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki and Sam Perkins — has unique skills for a post player. He's an excellent passer and ball handler and a confident three-point shooter.
During his time with the Dominican team, Towns trained in Lexington and played in a game against the gold-medal winning U.S. national team. He was matched up with Anthony Davis in that contest.
Towns returned to Lexington on Nov. 23 to attend UK's game against LIU Brooklyn in Rupp Arena. He also attended Big Blue Madness in October.
"He's been around John Calipari for quite a while now," Daniels said.
Towns would be UK's only underclassman commitment if he picks the Cats on Tuesday. Calipari has signed five players from the class of 2013.