Minnesota takes Karl-Anthony Towns as No. 1 NBA pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Piscataway's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft. The Timberwolves went for the freshman center Thursday night in its first time owning the No.

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2015, 4:04 AM

Updated 3,217 days ago

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Minnesota takes Karl-Anthony Towns as No. 1 NBA pick
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Piscataway's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft.
The Timberwolves went for the freshman center Thursday night in its first time owning the No. 1 pick. The team can add him to a young roster featuring Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, who was picked first last year by Cleveland and later dealt to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade.
The 6-foot-11 Towns averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in just 21 minutes per game, as the University of Kentucky used a platoon system in winning its first 38 games and reaching the Final Four.
It was Kentucky's third No. 1 pick in the last six years, joining Anthony Davis in 2012 and John Wall in 2010. The Wildcats were hoping to have a record seven players picked.
Towns attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen.
The Los Angeles Lakers had the No. 2 pick.


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