Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Towns was named to the Dominican Republic national team as a 16-year-old. He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2015–16 season. He has received two All-Star selections.
|Born:||November 15, 1995, Edison, New Jersey|
|Listed height:||6 ft 11 in|
|Listed weight:||248 lb|
|High school:||St. Joseph (Metuchen, New Jersey)|
|Position:||Center / Power forward|
|NBA draft:||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Twitter:||Karl-Anthony Towns's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Karl-Anthony Towns's Instagram profile|
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About Karl-Anthony Towns
Forward who was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016 after being selected first overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made his first NBA All-Star Team in 2018.
At St. Joseph High School, he twice recorded the rare quadruple double, achieving double-digit numbers in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks. He played for the Dominican Republic national team as a sixteen-year-old.
He played one season of college basketball at the University of Kentucky, helping the team win 38 straight games before losing to University of Wisconsin in the Final Four.
He was born to Karl Towns Sr. and Jacqueline Cruz. His father was a basketball player at Monmouth University. He began dating model Kawa Andrade.
He was coached by John Calipari on the Dominican Republic national team and at Kentucky.
Information related to Karl-Anthony Towns
- National Basketball Association players from the Dominican Republic
- Basketball players at the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four
- Minnesota Timberwolves draft picks
- Sportspeople from Middlesex County, New Jersey
- Hispanic and Latino American sportspeople
- Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball players
- Minnesota Timberwolves players
- National Basketball Association All-Stars
- Basketball players from New Jersey