3. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
The seven-foot center had a great basketball career before even entering the NBA. He made the Dominican National Team at just 16 years-old, and then went on to play under John Calipari at the University of Kentucky. The first pick in the 2015 NBA draft he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He didn’t disappoint in his rookie year. Starting in all 82 games for the Timberwolves in 2015–16, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. The effort earned Towns unanimous Rookie of the Year and NBA All-Rookie First Team honors. Now the biggest question going into the 2016-17 season is can he keep it up or will he experience a sophomore slump? For the Timberwolves to improve Towns will have to continue to improve as well. Should he help them get back to the playoffs his stature will be solidified.