Wolves' Towns named Rookie of the Month for third time

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

Another month, another monthly award for Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns.

The former No. 1 overall pick was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the month for the third consecutive month on Tuesday.

Towns finished third amongst all rookies in scoring with 16.9 points per game, while ranking first in rebounding (10.9 per game) blocked shots (1.63 per game) and free throw percentage (87.2).

Meanwhile, Towns also led all rookies in point/rebound double-doubles with nine, and closed out January by posting five games of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, including a 32/12 performance against Utah on Jan. 29, becoming the youngest player to log a 30/10 game since Kevin Durant in 2008.

Towns is the second Timberwolves player to earn three consecutive rookie of the month awards, joining teammate Andrew Wiggins, who won four straight from November, 2014 to February, 2015.