T-Wolves Select Towns 1st, Then Nab Hometown Jones
BROOKLYN, NY -- The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns first overall and traded back into the first round to select hometown guard Tyus Jones in a crazy night at the 2015 NBA Draft.
Towns, a 19-year-old center who stands 6 feet 11 inches tall, is considered to have the potential to be an all star with elite shot-blocking ability. Scouts say Towns also has the athleticism to run the floor and skills to hit the outside shot.
Towns is the first first overall selection for the Minnesota Timberwolves in franchise history.
Then, 23 picks later, the Timberwolves traded their two second round picks (31 and 36 overall) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the draft rights to Apple Valley native Tyus Jones.
The 19-year-old Jones, fresh off a National Championship freshman season at Duke, is a 6 feet 1 inch point guard who is considered to have excellent leadership, intelligence and passing ability.