While Kentucky had a presence on the three All-NBA teams announced Wednesday, former Wildcats standout Karl Anthony-Towns surprisingly did not make the cut.
Towns had a breakout season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging better than 25 points per game on 54.2 percent shooting. He also had 12.3 rebounds per game and scored from beyond the arc at a 37.6 percent clip.
Here’s a look at the full voting.
2017 All-NBA vote totals ⬇️
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) May 18, 2017
Towns missed making third team All-NBA by four points, trailing Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan received three first-team votes, likely giving him the advantage.
At least one fellow Kentucky alumnus was miffed about Towns’ exclusion.
So we're gonna pretend KAT wasn't suppose to be on any All-NBA?🤔
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) May 18, 2017
Towns had 50 points, the most points of any player to not make one of the three teams. In addition to Jordan, the centers to make the cut were Kentucky grad Anthony Davis and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz. Among the centers Towns beat out were Marc Gasol, DeMarcus Cousins and Hassan Whiteside.
Former Kentucky star John Wall was a third team selection.