By now you’ve probably heard Karl-Anthony Towns became Kentucky’s first NBA Rookie of the Year and only the fifth unanimous winner in the history of the award. Towns held a press conference in Minnesota earlier to day to accept the award, and in talking about how Kentucky helped prepare him for the league, he said some things Marques Bolden should really take into consideration.
“Coach Calipari runs his program the best in the country, and he runs it like a professional team,” Towns said. “It prepared me very well for the pressure that was to come with being an NBA player. It prepared me for personal life as being an NBA player. But it also prepared me as a job for being able to work hard everyday, trying to learn something new. It gave me so many more tools other than just basketball that comes with being an NBA player, and that’s just a testament to the program that Coach Calipari and the coaching staff at the University of Kentucky run.”
Hear that, Marques?
Now let’s take a look at the Rookie of the Year voting between Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, the one-time presumed No. 1 pick before Towns took over.