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Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Rookie of the Year; First UK player to achieve this

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As expected, Karl-Anthony Towns is your 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year.

The No. 1 overall pick by way of the Kentucky Wildcats last year, Towns posted one of the best rookie seasons by a big man since the NBA has ever seen. He averaged 18.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks and helped the Minnesota Timberwolves win 13 more games than they did the previous season.

Towns played all 82 games and was named Western Conference rookie of the month in all six months the award was handed out. All of this helped lead to Towns being a rare unanimous pick for the award:

KAT put himself in elite company with his amazing season, as he became the first rookie since NBA All-Star guard Damian Lillard to win every Rookie of the Month honor, per Scott Howard-Cooper of

The other men to accomplish the feat include All-Star forward Blake Griffin (2010-11), All-Star point guard Chris Paul (2005-06), All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony (2003-04), All-NBA forward LeBron James (2003-04), future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan (1997-98) and Hall of Famer David Robinson (1989-90), per Fox Sports North.