One year ago today, Karl-Anthony Towns was getting set for his first and only college basketball season.
Now, he's five games into his first NBA season and having one of the better starts to a rookie campaign in recent memory. Towns played 27 minutes during a 102-93 overtime win over the Bulls on Saturday night while scoring 17 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks. He even dished out an assist to former Cat Tayshaun Prince for a dagger score in overtime as their Timberwolves improved to 3-2 after winning just 16 games all of last season.
It's still early, but Towns is already looking like he's bound for stardom as he makes the Big Blue Nation proud.
Tweets of the Day:
Karl-Anthony Towns: 3rd player in last 30 seasons w/ 75 pts, 40 reb, 15 blocks w/i first 5 career games. Previous 2: Shaq, David Robinson— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 8, 2015
College football NEVER disappoints. How did Arkansas pull off this 1st Down? https://t.co/VNr9K99O7r— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) November 8, 2015
Georgia hands UK football its 4th straight loss, 27-3
Kentucky managed a season-low 180 yards of offense as they were shut down by the Bulldogs. As demoralizing as the loss was, Mark Stoops said there's still more to play for and a lot more work to do. "Believe me, we're going to go back to work," he said. "The kids will be excited to try to get a victory. Things aren't easy all the time. You've got to put your head down and go to work and grind away."
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