15 Facts About Karl-Anthony Towns

1. On September 23, 2018, Karl-Anthony Towns signed a five-year, $190 super-maximum extension with the Timberwolves.

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2. Karl-Anthony Towns finished the season with 68 double-doubles, the most in the NBA.

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3. Karl-Anthony Towns finished in the top 10 in almost every statistical category in NBA history compiled prior to the player's 22nd birthday.

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4. Karl-Anthony Towns surpassed Kevin Love during the game to set a franchise record for points in a season.

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5. Karl-Anthony Towns had his 100th career double-double in the win, becoming the second-youngest player in league history to reach that mark, behind only Dwight Howard.

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6. Karl-Anthony Towns earned Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors in each of the season's six months, becoming the first Timberwolves player to do so.

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7. On June 25, 2015, Karl-Anthony Towns was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

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8. Karl-Anthony Towns studied kinesiology in his one year at Kentucky, and hopes to become a doctor after his basketball career.

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9. Karl-Anthony Towns was named the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year.

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10. Karl-Anthony Towns graduated from high school with a 3.96 GPA on a 4.5 scale.

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11. In December 2012, Karl-Anthony Towns announced that he was going to reclassify as a senior and commit to play on the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team under Coach John Calipari, who had coached him as part of the national team of the Dominican Republic.

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12. Karl-Anthony Towns was eligible based on the fact that his mother is from the Dominican Republic.

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13. Karl-Anthony Towns was selected at the age of 16 to play on the Dominican Republic national basketball team, which represents that nation in international competition.

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14. Karl-Anthony Towns led his team to state titles in 2013 and 2014.

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15. Karl-Anthony Towns was named to the Dominican Republic national team as a 16-year-old.

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