The Minnesota Timberwolves selected former Kentucky starlet Karl-Anthony Towns with the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft 2015 on Thursday night.
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It was no secret going into the Draft at the Barclays Center on Thursday night that the choice was ultimately between Towns and Jahlil Okafor, but many knew that the former was the more likely choice.
With the likes of Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine already in Minnesota, the franchise will undoubtedly be excited about the prospect of adding another top talent to their team and it should in turn result in positive results on the court.
Towns was widely regarded as the most talented player in this Draft class, and he will now have to live up to those expectations next season and help turn the Timberwolves into a team capable of competing for a playoff spot in a loaded Western Conference.
Surprisingly, Okafor slipped to third on the board after the Los Angeles Lakers opted to select D’Angelo Russell with the No.2 overall pick as they added the former Ohio State point guard in a bid to compete with the top guards around the West next season.