Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns 2021: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Karl-Anthony Towns is a six-foot-eleven center who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He was born on November 15, 1995, in Edison, New Jersey. Towns was the #1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. 

Dec 23, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) passes around Detroit Pistons forward Mason Plumlee (24) during the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Towns’ parents are Karl Towns Sr and Jacqueline Cruz. In 2020, Towns lost his mother and other family members to COVID-19. 

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He attended St. Joseph High School in his hometown and led his team to a couple of state-titles in 2013 and 2014. After earning a massive reputation as a senior, Towns committed to play for Kentucky as he was already familiar with John Calipari’s coaching. (Calipari coached the Dominican Republic national team in which Towns played).

Towns gained starting privileges as a freshman and fit into Calipari’s coaching system with the Kentucky Wildcats. He played alongside future NBA stars and averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in his first year with the team. 

The Wolves’ big man has been quite discreet about his private life, but he went public about his relationship in 2020. Towns’ girlfriend is model Jordyn Woods, who is two years younger than him. 

As for his 2K ratings, Towns has been given an overall rating of 90 in the latest edition of the game. The NBA 2K21 creators have designed him to be an inside-out scorer, and he has 28 badges to his name. 

Karl-Anthony Towns NBA Career

The Minnesota Timberwolves used their #1 overall pick to select Towns in the 2015 NBA Draft. So far, he’s fit in as a foundational player but is yet to enjoy vast playoff experience. 

Towns has lived up to his expectations as an individual in the NBA, and his numbers serve as evidence. The towering center averaged 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and shot 54.2% from the field in his first year, which earned him the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award. 

Towns’ two-way ability is a boon to the Timberwolves who are struggling to create an impact in the West. He is a master rebounder and a dominant scorer and has earned his name in the team’s history books.

Dec 23, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) hugs guard D'Angelo Russell (0) following the game against the Detroit Pistons at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

He holds the record as the Timberwolves player with the most points in a season when he notched up 2061 points during the 2016/17 regular-season. He is also the youngest player since Shaquille O’Neal to record 50 points and 15 rebounds in a game. 

Towns has recorded triple-doubles in his career and has a career-high of 56 points with the Wolves. 

Major Achievements

  • 2× NBA All-Star (2018, 2019)

  • All-NBA Third Team (2018)

  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2016)

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)

  • Consensus second-team All-American (2015)

  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2015)

  • First-team All-SEC (2015)

  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2014)

  • McDonald's All-American (2014)

  • First-team Parade All-American (2014)

Karl-Anthony Towns NBA Stats

Towns is an incredible player who has been consistent with his stats. His numbers reflect how dominant he’s been, but the center hasn’t enjoyed much collective success. Here are his career-stats updated till the 2019/20 regular-season: 

Dec 23, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
GMPFG%FT%REBASTSTL BLK 

PTS

358

34.4.534.83111.82.80.81.5

22.7

Karl Anthony Towns Current Contract

The Wolves tied-up Towns on a massive extension in 2018.  He inked a 5-year $190M extension and will become an unrestricted free-agent in 2024. Towns’ salary for the 2021 season will be $29,467,800.

Karl-Anthony Towns Net Worth and Endorsements

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Towns’ net worth at $9 million. Furthermore, his career-earnings by the end of the 2021 season would be $80,767,523.

Towns has also signed several endorsement deals in his career and some of them include Nike, 2K Sports, Gatorade, Beats By Dre, and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Forbes estimates he made $3 million from endorsements in 2020. 

Karl-Anthony Towns Charity

Towns has made several charitable donations on his behalf and continues to give back to society. Back in 2016, he donated a Kia Sorento, the prize for his Rookie of the Year Award, to the Minnesota Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

He accomplished a heartwarming gesture during 2017 Thanksgiving as the Wolves center donated $10,000 to the House of Charity Ford Center in Minneapolis. 

Furthermore, Towns made a sizeable $100,000 donation to Mayo Clinic in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020. 

Karl-Anthony Towns NBA Sneaker Contract

Towns is a Nike athlete, but he’s yet to receive his signature shoe. The talented center had been sporting Hyperdunks previously, but he was recently seen donning the ‘Nike Air Zoom BB NXT’ on court. 

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Age

25
Marital Status

Unmarried (Dating Jordyn Woods ) 

Children

NBA Championship Rings

Nationality

American
Height

6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)

Weight

248 lb (112 kg)
Wingspan

7 ft 5 in (2.22 m)

How to contact Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns Instagram: karltowns

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Karl-Anthony Towns Twitter: @KarlTowns