Karl Towns is projected to be the number one pick in the NBA Draft in June, but apparently in the Dominican Republic, he’s only the sixth best prospect. Last night, Karl was taken sixth in the Dominican Republic Liga Nacional de Baloncesto (LNB) Draft by Leones de Santo Dominigo. Kelly Beidler was the top overall pick, followed by Jon Horford (brother of Al Horford) and Emmy Andujar at #3.
Karl tweeted the news yesterday, but since I don’t speak the Spanish, it flew over my head:
este es nuestro aÃ±o!!! https://t.co/GNPNvB28rH
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KATis32) April 30, 2015
— Leones Basketball (@LeonesBBClub) April 29, 2015
I’m sure Karl will wait to see where he goes in the NBA Draft in New York in a few months, but if he ever wants to play pro ball in the DR, Leones de Santo Domingo owns the rights.
What does the Leones basketball team look like? I’m glad you asked:
That guy up front has the sorority girl pose down.
H/t Anthony Wireman