Timberwolves Take Kentucky Big Man at Number One

The Minnesota Timberwolves added to their growing list of young talent at today’s NBA draft by taking Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the number one selection.

Source: Andy Lyons/ Getty Images

Source: Andy Lyons/ Getty Images

As many expected, the Timberwolves went with Towns ahead of the early favourite Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.

 

The forme Kentucky Wildcat helped take his team to the NCAA Tournament semi-finals by averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.

 

The number one pick will join the past two number one draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in Minnesota.

 

The Timberwolves also added some depth at the point guard postion by acquiring former Blue Devil Tyus Jones via a trade with the Cavaliers.

 

While many expected Jones’s Duke team mate Okafor to go at number two to the Lakers, the famous franchise took a different approach by selecting highly touted Ohio State guard  D’Angelo Russell.

 

This meant that Okafor was promptly snapped up by the 76ers with the third pick, adding to their growing stocks of talented big men.

 

In another surprise move the New York Knicks selected Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis, who played for Sevilla last season with the fourth pick which caused the Knicks fans to boo loudly.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

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