MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the unanimous winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
The league made the announcement Monday, giving the Wolves back-to-back honorees after forward Andrew Wiggins took the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy last season.
The 7-foot Towns received all 130 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters in the United States and Canada, joining Damian Lillard (2013), Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as recent unanimous winners.
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New York's Kristaps Porzingis finished second, and Denver's Nikola Jokic was third.
The first pick in the 2015 draft, Towns ranked eighth in the NBA in rebounds and field-goal percentage and was one of only six players in the league to start all 82 games.