Karl Towns named first-team All-American by USA Today

Karl-Anthony Towns - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Karl-Anthony Towns – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Though is widely regarded as the No. 1 team to start the country, most preseason All-America teams have been void of a Wildcat.

That is until Wednesday.

freshman forward was named a preseason first-team by USA Today Sports on Wednesday, joining ’s Marcus Paige, Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet, ’s Sam Dekker and Duke’s Jahil Okafor.

Towns, widely regarded as one of the top prospects for the 2015 Draft, was ’s leading scorer in back-to-back exhibition routs of and College. Though he averaged just 18.0 minutes per game, Towns averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

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