While the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Dallas Mavericks 106-94 on Wednesday night for their 31st loss on the year, rookie big man Karl-Anthony Towns continued to do amazing things despite the loss.
Towns was of course the number one overall pick by the Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft, and has been learning under Kevin Garnett on how to be a future NBA star.
No one expected that Towns would be on the rise to superstardom this quick, however.
Towns posted a satline of 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks, making him the youngest player in NBA history to record that statline since the NBA began recording blocks in 1973-1974, passing up Shaquille O’Neal, who did it with the Magic three times in the span of 26 days in 1992-1993.
O’Neal’s first 25 point, 15 rebound, 5 block performance was at the age of 20, 291 days into his 20th year on the Earth. Towns achieved on Wednesday in 20 years as well, but at 66 days.
Towns is averaging 15.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game on 52% shooting from the field and 37% overall from three-point range.
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