Ahead of his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Campus Sports caught up with Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
Towns discussed his early impressions on the city of Minnesota and his collegiate career at basketball powerhouse Kentucky under John Calipari.
“Coachwise, there isn’t much you can’t say about him. He’s a Hall of Famer. You don’t make it to the Hall of Fame by accident,” Towns said of the Wildcats head coach. “As a person, you’re talking about one of the greatest people I have ever met. He takes great pride in making sure his players are treated like his sons.”
Towns also discussed what his parents and family are most proud of from his basketball career.
“I think being the No. 1 pick,” he noted.
Going to Minnesota as the top pick, there will be plenty of expectations for the rookie. Luckily, Towns seems to be adapting well to his new home and he has expressed his happiness from the first impression.
“For me, it’s awesome,” Towns said. “I’ve been so blessed and honored to be in Minnesota playing for such a great organization… I had no problems at all being in Minnesota. Actually, I more enjoyed my time there.
“I love Minnesota every single second that I am there. The fans are amazing. The atmosphere is amazing. The organization runs so smoothly… just everything is going right.”
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