Karl-Anthony Towns Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids, National Basketball Association (NBA), Net Worth

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Biography

Karl Anthony Towns is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Towns was named to the Dominican Republic national team as a 16-year-old.

He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2015–16 season.

Karl-Anthony Towns Age

He was born on 15th November, 1995, Edison, New Jersey, U.S

Karl-Anthony Towns Height

Towns stand at a height of 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) tall.

Karl-Anthony Towns Weight

He weighs 248 lb (112 kg)

Karl-Anthony Towns Nationality

Karl-Anthony  is an American nationality.

Karl-Anthony Towns Ethnicity

Towns is an African American.

Karl-Anthony Towns Parents Nationality

Karl Towns Father is an African-American and his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is a native of the Dominican Republic

Karl-Anthony Towns Education

Karl-Anthony  attended Saint Joseph High School, Theodore Schor Middle School and then University of Kentucky.

Karl-Anthony Towns Parents

Towns was born to Jacqueline Cruz and Karl Town Sr.

Karl-Anthony Towns Siblings

Karl-Anthony  has two siblings, Lachelle Towns and Malaika Singleton Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Wife

Karl-Anthony  began dating Jordyn Woods in July 2020. November 15, 2022: Jordyn Woods says life with Karl-Anthony Towns has been “nothing short of amazing” Woods paid tribute to her boyfriend on Instagram in honor of his 27th birthday. “I’m so blessed that our friendship blossomed into the relationship we have today,” she captioned a series of cute images with Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Children

Karl Anthony Towns does not have any kids as of now.

Karl-Anthony Towns National Basketball Association (NBA)

Towns was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on 25th June, 2015. He signed his rookie scale contract with the Timberwolves on July 7, and made his NBA debut in the Timberwolves’ season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 28, recording 14 points and 12 rebounds as a starter in a 112–111 win.

As a freshman at St. Joseph High School, Towns led the basketball team to a state championship in 2012, earning himself the top position in the ESPN 25 national ranking of high school players.

Karl-Anthony  was often ranked behind Duke center Jahlil Okafor as a draft prospect. However, due to strong play in the NCAA Tournament, and a growing consensus that Towns was a better defensive player and had an opportunity to become a better offensive player as well, Towns overtook Okafor in most draft rankings.

Towns recorded a then career-high 47 points and 18 rebounds in a 106–104 loss to the New York Knicks on 30th November, 2016. At 21 years old, Towns became the third-youngest player in the last three decades to have at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in a game. In addition, his 22 first-quarter points were two off of Chauncey Billups’ franchise record of 24. With two blocks against the Charlotte Hornets on December 3, Towns established a new Timberwolves record with his 27th straight game with at least one blocked shot.

Karl-Anthony  had 26 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota on the night he turned 22 on November 2017, helping the Timberwolves end a 12-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 98–86 victory. Towns finished in the top 10 in almost every statistical category in NBA history compiled prior to the player’s 22nd birthday. He ranked eighth in points, third in rebounds and second in double-doubles (124), trailing only Dwight Howard (169).

Towns signed a five-year, $190 million super maximum extension with the Timberwolves on 23rd September 2018. On November 9, he had a season-high 39 points and 19 rebounds in a 121–110 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Towns scored 36 points on 23rd october 2019, in the first game of Minnesota’s season, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked 3 shots, and recorded 3 steals in a 127–126 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On October 31, Towns was suspended for two games without pay due to an altercation with Joel Embiid during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Towns finished the season with the highest scoring average of his career to date, at 26.5 points per game.

On 9th January, 2022, Towns scored a then season-high 40 points, along with nine rebounds and seven assists, in a 141–123 victory over the Houston Rockets. On February 3, Towns was named a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. On February 19, Towns won the Mountain Dew NBA Three-Point contest in Cleveland, defeating Luke Kennard and Trae Young in the final round; in doing so, he became the first center to win the contest.

Karl-Anthony  has represented the Dominican Republic internationally since 2012. He debuted for his country at the 2012 Centrobasket, when he was age 16. He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2015–16 season. He has received three All-Star selections. Towns also won the 2021–22 NBA Three-Point Contest.

Karl-Anthony Towns Covid 19

Karl-Anthony Towns opened up about the loss of his mother and seven other family members to Covid-19 during a candid episode of the Facebook Watch show “Peace of Mind with Taraji.” The series, hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson and her friend Tracie Jade Jenkins, the executive director of Henson’s mental health advocacy group, tackles mental health awareness.

Towns spoke openly about his struggles with grief and survivor’s guilt. He was hospitalized with Covid-19 in early 2021, but he pulled through. His mother died due to the virus in April 2020, and during the course of the pandemic, he has lost seven more relatives, including a “close family member” who died last week. “It was just one of those things,” Towns said of his mother’s struggle with the virus. “It just kept getting harder and harder and worse and worse on her, and no one really knew what they were doing. … As her son and someone who loves her so dearly, I just didn’t want to see her in pain, so I was trying to do everything possible to make her comfortable and get her better quicker.”

The Minnesota Timberwolves center said that at one point, he and his family were able to transfer his mother to another hospital. However, on the day she was scheduled to be removed from the ventilator, she was diagnosed with a blood clot. Blood clots are a known complication of Covid-19, with potentially fatal results. “I flew in, I put the hazmat suit on and everything, and I went in there, because I was like ‘If anyone’s going to see her out, I’m going to see her out,’” Towns said. “I knew it was going to be the last time, so I was kind of working that out.” Towns’ mother died on April 13. His father was hospitalized at the same time, but he survived.

Karl-Anthony Towns Contract

Karl-Anthony Towns signed a 5 year / $158,253,000 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including $158,253,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $31,650,600. In 2022-23, Towns will earn a base salary of $33,833,400, while carrying a cap hit of $33,833,400 and a dead cap value of $33,833,400.

Karl-Anthony Towns Salary

Towns  earns a base salary of $33,833,400, while carrying a cap hit of $33,833,400 and a dead cap value of $33,833,400.

Karl-Anthony Towns Net Worth

Karl-Anthony ‘s net worth is estimated to be USD 10 million.

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