Karl-Anthony Towns Wins Unanimous Rookie of the Year Award

Bryan Brandom
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the most talented young rosters in the NBA, and they've got the hardware to prove it.

A year after Minnesota wing Andrew Wiggins won the Rookie of the Year award, the league announced on Monday that big man Karl-Anthony Towns has won the award for 2015-16.

There was almost no doubt the Kentucky alum would snag the honor—he won the Western Conference's Rookie of the Month for every month of the season and wasn't just the best rookie, but one of the best centers in the league regardless of experience.

He became the fifth player ever to win the award unanimously, joining MVP Stephen Curry as unanimous award-winners for the 2015-16 season.

New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis finished a distant second place.

Towns averaged 18.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.7 blocks in 32 minutes per game. The 20-year-old joined Shaquille O'Neal, Elton Brand, and John Drew as the only rookies 20 or younger to average 18 and 10, and KAT's true shooting percentage was higher than each of theirs.

If the numbers don't do it for you, maybe the approval of another NBA superstar will: "He's going to be a Hall of Famer in this league," said Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant back in January.

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