Forward who was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016 after being selected first overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made his first NBA All-Star Team in 2018.
At St. Joseph High School, he twice recorded the rare quadruple double, achieving double-digit numbers in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks. He played for the Dominican Republic national team as a sixteen-year-old.
He was born to Karl Towns Sr. and Jacqueline Cruz. His father was a basketball player at Monmouth University. He began dating model Kawa Andrade.
He was coached by John Calipari on the Dominican Republic national team and at Kentucky.