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Karl-Anthony Towns being named NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

After a historic rookie season in the NBA, Karl-Anthony Towns will likely be earning some hardware very soon.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are holding a press conference Monday in which they are expected to announce that Towns has been named Rookie of the Year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

The 20-year-old Towns, who played just one season at UK while leading the Wildcats to the Final Four, was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month every month this past season as he took the league by storm and had one of the best rookie seasons an NBA player has ever had. Towns started all 82 games this season and averaged a double-double with 18.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game to go with 1.7 blocks and 2.0 assists per contest.

He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft as Minnesota made him their franchise player, something Towns has quickly shown he can be as he's already one of the best bigs in the game, and may soon become one of the best overall players in basketball.