Minnesota Timberwolves rookie big man Karl-Anthony Towns made history Friday night by becoming the first teenager in NBA history to record a double-double in each of the first two games of his career.
Towns had an impressive, albeit unspectacular, debut against the Los Angeles Lakers when he went for 14 points and 12 rebounds. He showed off his vast offensive arsenal, including this fadeaway jumper in the post:
That’s just a thing of beauty.
But Towns was even better in his second outing, as the 19-year-old went for 28 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a blowout of the Denver Nuggets:
Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns is the second teen in NBA history to have @ least 28 points/14 rebounds in a game. Joins LeBron James
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) October 31, 2015
Towns shot 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He even had a pair of assists. Just watch this:
It’s obviously early, but it appears that Towns is the real deal and worthy of that No. 1 pick. He’s so skilled, and that’s on display over and over again in the above video. Whether it’s knocking down a pick-and-pop jumper or driving strong and finishing, this kid offers the entire package. CBS Sports’ Matt Moore did a nice breakdown of Towns’s game, so be sure to give that a read if you want even more of the Kentucky product.