Projected first overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns says, despite the rumors, that the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t informed him that he’ll be the first name called during Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
Towns insists that he’s clueless as to what jersey he’ll be wearing next season.
Minny was the only team the 19-year-old worked out for this summer.
Per the AP:
Even after a report surfaced Monday that the Timberwolves have already informed Towns that he will be the No. 1 overall pick, he wasn’t taking anything for granted. […] “If I had a promise I would go start eating ice cream and getting fat,” Towns joked Monday evening. “There is absolutely no promise at all. Right now I’m just trying to see where I’ll be playing. I have no idea.”
The Wolves spent all last week hosting the top prospects in the class at their shiny new practice facility, including Duke center Jahlil Okafor, Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, a point guard who spent last season playing in China. The final visit of the week came from Towns, who dined with Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor on Friday and then went through a workout in front of Wolves officials on Saturday.
The Timberwolves were the only team for which Towns held an individual workout, and he said Monday he enjoyed meeting officials and getting a brief tour of downtown Minneapolis. […] “Flip Saunders is a great coach and a great guy. Glen Taylor is the same way. He’s a great human being,” Towns said. “We just talked more about how do I feel about basketball and just about life, just trying to learn more about my personality.”