#32 Power Forward

Karl-Anthony Towns

Height / Weight
7' 0" / 248 lbs
Born
Nov 15, 1995 (27)
College
Kentucky
NBA Draft
1st Round, 1st Overall, 2015
NBA Career
5
Nationality
American/Dominican
Net Worth
$53 Million
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
21.4
-3.2
Rebounds
8.5
-1.3
Assists
5.3
+1.7
PER
24.85
-4.25
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Karl-Anthony Towns
Nickname: KAT
Place of Birth: Piscataway, New Jersey
Shoe Size: 20
Education: Kentucky
Parents: Jacqueline and Karl Towns Sr.

Karl-Anthony Towns Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

KAT, Karl-Anthony Towns Jr., was born on November 15, 1995 in Edison, New Jersey. He was born to Jacqueline and Karl Towns Sr. and grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey alongside his sisters Malaika and Lachelle. Karl repeated seventh grade in hopes of gaining an extra year to develop physically and athletically. Karl Towns attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey where he led them to state titles in 2012, 2013, and 2014. At just 16 years of age, Towns played for the Dominican Republic National Basketball team. He was eligible to play for the Dominican Republic due to his mother’s native land. After a successful stint in high school, Karl-Anthony went on to play for the University of Kentucky Wildcats after reclassifying as a senior. After just one season in Lexington, Kentucky, Karl was selected 1st overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft. He is currently a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns Basketball Career

High School Career (St. Joseph)

Karl-Anthony Towns attended St.Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey. As a senior, he averaged 20.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 6.2 blocks per game. Aside from his superb averages, Towns also posted two quadruple-doubles in his high school career. The first one came in his junior year, where Towns tallied 16 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocks, and 11 assists. In his senior year, Karl managed to conquer this insane feat again, this time tallying 20 points, 14 rebounds, 12 blocks, and 10 assists. Aside from padding the stats in high school, Karl Towns was also helping his team win. In his four years at St. Joseph High School, Karl led them to three consecutive state championship victories in 2012, 2013, 2014. After a stellar high school career, the 5-Star McDonald’s All-American announced he would attend the University of Kentucky.

College Career (Kentucky Wildcats)

Karl-Anthony Towns found himself in a strange year at Kentucky. The Wildcats had a surplus of talent, and coach John Calipari opted to play a “platoon system”. This involved making a “blue” lineup and a “white” lineup, each consisting of five players. Calipari would alternate between the two full five men lineups during the game, almost like a line change in hockey. The method proved to be effective, as the Wildcats had an undefeated season, but it did limit the players individually. Players like Devin Booker, found themselves coming off the bench with limited minutes. However, Karl did manage to average 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in his 21.1 minutes per game in the platoon system. After losing in heartbreak fashion to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final 4 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Towns decided to leave Kentucky. Towns declared for the 2015 NBA Draft alongside his teammates Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, and Willie Cauley-Stein.

NBA Career

On June 25, 2015 the heated debate of Karl Towns or Jahlil Okafor was finally answered. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns over Okafor with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In his NBA debut, Towns tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds in a July 7 matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. In just his second game, Towns added 28 points and 14 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets. In his rookie campaign, Karl started all 82 games while averaging 18.2 points and 10.5 rebounds, enroute to being named the NBA Rookie of the Year. 

In 2016-17 Karl Towns set his scoring career high with a 47 point and 18 rebound outing against the New York Knicks on November 30, 2016. Later in the season, Towns became the second youngest player in league history to reach 100 career double-doubles behind only Dwight Howard.  In just his second year in the NBA, Towns averaged 29 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. In 2017-18, Towns beat his own career high, while setting a Minnesota Timberwolves franchise scoring record with a 56 point barrage against the Atlanta Hawks. Karl also added 15 rebounds in that March 28, 2018 meeting with the Hawks. 

In the following season, 2018-19, the Timberwolves extended Karl-Anthony with a five-year, $190 million super-maximum contract. Karl has continued to dominate after his payday, and he averaged 24.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game in 2018-19. 2019-20 has not been kind to Towns, however. Although he was dominating statistically with 26.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game, Covid-19 ravished the Towns household. Not only did Covid-19 cause a large suspension in the NBA season, but it took the life of his beloved mother. Karl has openly expressed his sorrows after painfully losing his mother to the coronavirus.

Karl-Anthony Towns Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Thus far in his career, Towns has earned $53,005,035. Karl Towns is currently on a 5-year, $158,253,000 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This large payday came in the form of a super-maximum contract from the Timberwolves. This contract pays Towns an average annual salary of $31,650,600. Upon being drafted, Towns inked a multi-year deal with Nike. Since then, he has added deals with Gatorade, 2K sports, Beats by Dre, and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. The monetary details of his endorsement deals are undisclosed. 

Karl-Anthony Towns signed a 4-year, $25.7 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015. 

Karl-Anthony Towns signed a 5-year, $158.2 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019. 

Karl-Anthony Towns Personal Life

Karl-Anthony Towns was born in Edison, New Jersey. He was born to Jacqueline and Karl Towns Sr. and grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey alongside his sisters Malaika and Lachelle. Karl’s mother, Jacqueline, passed away in 2020 due to complications of Covid-19, the novel coronavirus that has swept the globe. Towns does not currently have a wife or children.

 In his younger years, Karl repeated seventh grade in hopes of gaining an extra year to develop physically and athletically. His father, who played basketball for Monmouth University, thought this was the best move for his son at the time. Later on, Karl ended up reclassifying in his senior year in order to be able to attend the University of Kentucky on time. 

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x All-NBA Third Team
2018
1 x NBA Rookie of the Year
2016
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
2016
Awards and Honors by Year:
2016
NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Rookie First Team
2018
All-NBA Third Team

Karl-Anthony Towns Quotes

  • “I only worry about what I can control.”
  • “Every matchup is very important regardless of who the bigs are, who the guards are.”
  • “Anytime someone expects something from me, I expect about five times more from myself.”
  • “I always have a motto: if it’s going in-and-out one night, then the next opponent should be worried.”
  • “These guys, just because we’re NBA athletes, we’re not superhumans.”

Karl-Anthony Towns Fun Facts

  • He continued to take online classes via the University of Kentucky when he left, in hopes of becoming a doctor after his NBA career.
  • Karl’s mother, Jacqueline, passed away from Covid-19.
  • His father played basketball for Monmouth University.
  • Towns prefers to be called Karl-Anthony.
  • Before losing to Wiscosin in the Final 4, Karl-Anthony’s Wildcats won 38 straight games.
  • He dated model Kawa Andrade, until rumors of her and Jimmy Butler talking caused problems in the relationship. 
Career stats
2022-2023
MIN
2021-2022
MIN
2020-2021
MIN
2019-2020
MIN
2018-2019
MIN
2017-2018
MIN
2016-2017
MIN
2015-2016
MIN
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
20 34.0 50.8 32.8 89.8 8.5 5.3 0.7 0.8 21.4
2021-2022
74 33.4 52.9 41.0 82.2 9.8 3.6 1.1 1.0 24.6
2020-2021
50 33.8 48.6 38.7 85.9 10.6 4.5 1.1 0.8 24.8
2019-2020
35 33.9 50.8 41.2 79.6 10.8 4.4 1.2 0.9 26.5
2018-2019
77 33.0 51.8 40.0 83.6 12.4 3.4 1.6 0.9 24.4
2017-2018
82 35.6 54.6 42.1 85.8 12.4 2.4 1.4 0.8 21.3
2016-2017
82 37.0 54.2 36.7 83.2 12.3 2.7 1.3 0.7 25.1
2015-2016
82 32.0 54.3 34.1 81.1 10.4 2.0 1.7 0.7 18.3
Recent Games
Sun 11/27
Fri 11/25
Wed 11/23
Mon 11/21
Sat 11/19
Wed 11/16
Sun 11/13
Fri 11/11
Wed 11/9
Mon 11/7
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 11/27
L 137-114
30 21 0 4 4 4 2 0 6
Fri 11/25
L 108-110
36 19 2 2 4 5 0 2 2
Wed 11/23
W 115-101
36 23 3 8 11 8 2 2 5
Mon 11/21
W 101-105
34 25 1 7 8 9 1 1 3
Sat 11/19
W 112-109
31 12 0 8 8 3 1 0 3
Wed 11/16
W 126-108
36 30 1 4 5 5 1 0 2
Sun 11/13
W 129-124
36 29 2 11 13 3 1 1 2
Fri 11/11
L 103-114
26 13 4 6 10 4 0 0 1
Wed 11/9
L 129-117
27 11 0 8 8 4 0 1 3
Mon 11/7
L 120-107
38 25 0 13 13 7 2 1 3