Karl Towns surpasses Christian Laettner to set Minnesota Timberwolves rookie scoring record

Karl Towns - photo by Walter Cornett
Karl Towns – photo by Walter Cornett

big man has been enjoying a historic rookie season and the former Wildcat made more Timberwolves history Monday night.

With a 17-foot jumper off an assist from fellow Wildcat at the 8:52 mark of the fourth quarter against Houston, Towns set the franchise rookie record with 1,473 points this season.

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As an added bonus for Big Blue Nation, in doing so, Towns passed noted villain Christian Laettner, scoring 12 points in the Timberwolves 129-105 home loss to the Rockets.

Towns was named Western Conference Player of the Week Monday, has won all five Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards and is the prohibitive favorite to win Rookie of the Year.