With a between-the-legs slam dunk and a 3-pointer from the top of the arch, No. 1 overall draft pick Karl Towns made quite an impression in his first action in front of Minnesota Timberwolves fans.
The Timberwolves fans made quite an impression on Towns, too.
More than 15,000 flocked to Target Center on Wednesday night for an open scrimmage featuring Towns, Andrew Wiggins and several of the Wolves' young players on a team that won just 16 games last season and hasn't made the playoffs in 11 years.
”It's amazing to think how passionate our fans are and how blessed I have been to move from one great fan base to another great fan base,” said Towns, who played one season at Kentucky.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.