Kentucky Basketball: How Five Former Cats Are Doing as NBA gets underway

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports)
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Karl-Anthony Towns – Timberwolves C

Karl-Anthony Towns has been nothing but loyal to the Minessota Timberwolves over the last six seasons considering the front office’s lack of eagerness to win.

Despite the overall team’s struggles, Towns has been looked at as one of the top centers in the league since his debut game. This season is no different.

The Timberwolves are 2-1 on the year so far while Towns leads the team in points, rebounds, and blocks with 29 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per contest.

The best performance of the season so far for Minessota’s star was in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Monday night. Towns scored a game-high 32 points while adding 14 rebounds and seven assists to his night.

Fortunately, Towns has some help up north now with ex-Georgia guard Anthony Edwards. The Timberwolves may not top the power rankings this season but they are fun to watch with Towns and Edwards leading the way.

While in a Kentucky basketball uniform in the 2014-15 season he was named a first-team All-American by USA Today and was the Midwest Regional MVP as he helped propel the Wildcats to the NCAA Final-Four.

He started all 39 games at UK and averaged 10.3 points, and a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game while swatting away 88 shots. He also blocked four or more shots in nine games while recording eight double-doubles.