Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns was unanimously named Rookie of the Year receiving 130 first-place votes from a panel of North American sportswriters and broadcasters.
“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.”
Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks) was second in voting while Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) finished third respectively. In his first season, Towns started all 82 games averaging 18.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.68 bpg shooting 54% from the field. Towns is the third Timberwolves player to win Rookie of the Year joining Kevin Garnett and Andrew Wiggins.