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Karl-Anthony Towns named unanimous Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to Karl-Anthony Towns, your 2016 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year.

It was a unanimous decision for Towns, making him only the fifth unanimous Rookie of the Year in the 32 years of the award. He joins Damian Lillard (2013), Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as unanimous winners.

“It’s an honor to be named Rookie of the Year by the media,” Towns said. “I owe a lot to our coaches and my teammates for their support throughout the year. I intend to work hard on my craft to improve my game for next season and help our team challenge for a playoff spot.”

Towns led all rookies in scoring (18.3), rebounding (10.5), field goal percentage (.542), double-doubles (51) and minutes (32.0), and was second in blocks (1.68) and third in free throw percentage (.811). He was the only rookie, and one of just 18 players, to start all 82 games this season.

Devin Booker, Towns’ former UK teammate, finished fourth in the voting with three second-place votes and 40 third-place votes.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Karl-Anthony Towns named unanimous Rookie of the Year

  1. Mathlete
    10:47 am May 16, 2016 Permalink

    Steph Curry’s the unanimous MVP and KAT is the unanimous ROY… the basketball media seems to be in lock-step this year!

  2. runtsfan
    10:59 am May 16, 2016 Permalink

    is today the day we find out if Anthony Davis gets his $25 million(or so)?

  3. MegatonRange
    11:22 am May 16, 2016 Permalink

    How in the hell did we lose the 2015 championship?

  4. runtsfan
    11:40 am May 16, 2016 Permalink

    Because Tyler didn’t play. Remember, it’s a “players first” program and the first goal is to showcase recruits/players who have NBA aspirations. We do nothing to detract from that, and sometimes , the more immediate goal of winning has to take second place. My opinion only.

  5. Msmo
    12:44 am May 17, 2016 Permalink

    Lame. Questioning Coach Cal… Spoiled poops. These are the best of times,and yet there’s always the guy like above who wanted his filet mignon a little more well done.