In just two seasons, Karl-Anthony Towns has established himself as one of the best big men in the NBA.
After being drafted with the number one overall pick in 2015 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, he has taken the league by the storm.
He is already a star and the face of the Timberwolves franchise at such a young age and is well on his way to achieving great things in his career.
Towns possesses the perfect skillset for a modern-day big as he combines a low-post game with an ability to stretch the floor to hit jump shots.
In two years, the 21-year-old has averaged 21.7 points and 11.4 rebounds whilst shooting an impressive 54.2 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from three-point range.
These are numbers that seasoned power forwards would be proud of, let alone a player who just completed his sophomore campaign.
There are extremely high hopes for what KAT can accomplish in his career, with multiple All-Star nods inevitably waiting in the wings and potentially an MVP award.
The Kentucky product has big expectations of himself too and has a desire to become the league's best player.
In a recent interview with The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, he explained how he believes this will happen sooner rather than later.
"My confidence has always been so high. I felt coming into the league I could be [the league's best player] easily," Towns said.
"I always knew it was just a matter of time. But before I was even drafted, I felt that I had that ability, faith and confidence in myself to do that regardless to what team I'm with. I'm very blessed to be with the Timberwolves, because with them I've expedited that process a lot."
Towns has huge confidence for a player so young and has embraced the responsibility of being the leader for the T-Wolves.
His head coach Tom Thibodeau believes he has all the tools to hit the heights he wants and become as impactful as the other superstars in the league.
"He has the talent to do it, the drive to do it and the intelligence to do it. He just has to keep working at it," Thibodeau told Spears.
"The one thing about him is he loves to be in the gym. I haven't really seen a big guy who has all the tools he has offensively. Offensively, he's incredible. He has put a lot of time into it. He's done a good job."
Towns can elevate his status even further if he helps Minnesota end its 13-year playoff drought, which is the longest in the league.
With the addition of All-Star guard Jimmy Butler and other shrewd additions over the offseason, the franchise has put the pieces together to finally return to the postseason.News Now - Sport News