Both the #1 and #2 picks sign with Nike. Karl Anthony-Towns and D’Angelo Russell are all smiles as they embark on their NBA career as the latest stars to be on the Nike Roster. Karl, from Kentucky, and Russell from Ohio State(from the city of Louisville) bring a Kentucky flavor to the Nike family. Here’s what Nike had to say about Karl Anthony-Towns.
“The number one pick in the 2015 draft, Karl-Anthony Towns played at University of Kentucky from 2014 to 2015. He averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, and was named SEC Freshman of the Year and All-SEC first-team. Prior to playing at Kentucky, Towns was recipient of the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year award. He participated in both the 2014 Nike Hoops Summit and Jordan Brand Classic.
“For me, the biggest thing is going to be making the playoffs with Minnesota after an 11-year drought. If I was blessed to be able to take them to the playoffs, that would be a big step in my career,” said Towns.”
You can read more about Karl Anthony-Towns and D’Angelo Russell at the Nike News site.