Karl-Anthony Towns was born on November 15, 1995 in Edison, New Jersey.

He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Towns was the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He won the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2016.

Towns has been named to two NBA All-Star teams.

He has averaged a double-double in every season of his NBA career.

Towns is known for his philanthropy work, including donating $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 relief.

He is of Dominican descent and has represented the Dominican Republic national basketball team.

Towns tragically lost his mother to COVID-19 in April 2020.

He is a skilled musician and has released several songs under the stage name "KAT."