NBA History: Karl-Anthony Towns Scores Huge First As Only Dominican To Rack 2,000 Points In A Season
Karl-Anthony Towns blossomed into a superstar earlier than anyone expected, finishing with astronomical statistics for his 2016 sophomore campaign. KAT broke multiple records with his fantastic season, like becoming the youngest player ever to average at least 25 points and 10 rebounds per game during his first season at the drinking age of 21.
The New Jersey native and 2016 Rookie Of The Year winner appeared in every game once again in addition to averages of 25 points, 12 rebounds and over 2 assists. Karl-Anthony broke Kevin Love’s single-season Timberwolves scoring record (2,010 points) in game number 81 against the Thunder (April 11). Towns 3-point shooting could be the most improved aspect of his repertoire, draining more than 100 on the season at a 37 percent clip. The achievement that may hit most close to home for Karl, becoming the first ever NBA player to eclipse the 2,000 point scoring mark in history.
COUNT ‘EM 🎯💪👌
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 13, 2017
The Minnesota Timberwolves big man is the first player to score more than 2,000 points in their second season since LeBron James in 2004-2005. The first Latino winner of the NBA’s Rookie Of The Year award notched the NBA’s first ever 2,000 points 1,000 rebounds and 100 three pointers made season. The rest of the 2,000-1,000 are all Hall-of-Famers (Tim Duncan will get in).
— NBA (@NBA) March 15, 2017
Even though the Wolves only finished with a record of 31-51, the future is bright for the Towns led squad. Get ready NBA community, the Karl-Anthony Towns era is upon us.