Wolves’ Towns is Western Rookie of the Month

Published 11:44 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ No. 1 draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns is the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the second straight month.

Towns won the honor for December on Monday. He also was Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November.

Towns led all qualified rookies in December in scoring (18.6 points per game), rebounding (9.5 rebounds per game), field goal accuracy (55.3 percent) and minutes played (30.4 minutes per game). He ranked second in blocked shots, with 1.56 blocked shots per game, and third in free throw percentage, with 82.8 percent, in December.

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Towns is the second player in Timberwolves history to win consecutive Rookie of the Month honors. Andrew Wiggins won that honor four months in a row, from November 2014 through February 2015.