In winning the Western Conference Rookie of the Month award for April, former University of Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns did something that only seven other players have done since the honor’s inception for the 1981-82 season:
The Minnesota Timberwolves center completed a clean sweep of a conference’s Rookie of the Month awards.
Towns went 6-for-6 this year, winning the West’s award from November to April.
He’s the first player to do that in either conference since Portland’s Damian Lillard in 2012-13.
The other who have done the same is pretty good company: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Tim Duncan and David Robinson.
Towns averaged 18.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocked shots, 3.6 assists, 35.6 minutes and shot 49.1 from the field in April.