Karl-Anthony Towns Is Having the Best Rookie Season of Any Kentucky Product Ever

March 21st, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Karl-Anthony Towns is, without question, running away with the NBA's 2016 Rookie of the Year race. He leads all current rookies in points, rebounds, player efficiency rating and win shares. He's second in blocks and box plus-minus (BPM), which measures how much better the average team is per 100 possessions with a given player on the floor.

Game over.

So here's a real question: Has any Kentucky product ever balled this well, this quickly at the pro level?

TLDR: KAT's gonna have serious bragging rights when he goes back to Lexington for offseason pickup ball.


Separation from the Best

Eric Bledsoe. Devin Booker. DeMarcus Cousins. Anthony Davis. Alex Groza. Brandon Knight. Nerlens Noel. Rajon Rondo. John Wall. The list of Kentucky standouts who have managed to separate themselves at the NBA level is not short.

Ninety players who attended Kentucky have also gone on to play in the NBA. Of those 90, nearly 50 have logged at least 500 minutes during their rookie campaigns.

Not one of them posted a higher ...

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