Reports: Karl-Anthony Towns will be named Rookie of the Year

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Report: Karl-Anthony Towns expected to be named Rookie of the Year
Sunday May 15th, 2016

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Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Monday, according to multiple reports.

ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported the news.

Towns, the first overall pick in last year’s draft out of Kentucky, led all rookies this season with 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Philadephia’s Jahlil Okafor finished second in scoring with 17.5 points on average, while New York’s Kristaps Porzingis was third in scoring and second in rebounding with 14.3 and 5.5 per game.

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Minnesota has now had a Rookie of the Year winner in back-to-back seasons after Andrew Wiggins won in 2014–15.

– Kenny Ducey

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