Karl-Anthony Towns will play for the Dominican Republic at the World Basketball Championship

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The Dominican Republic could get a significant boost towards the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup this year. Karl-Anthony Towns revealed in a recent appearance on the Off Guard with Austin Rivers podcast that he wants to play for the national team this summer.

“I have played this game so much that I know what to expect when I go out on the court, when I have someone guarding me and the like,” said CAT. “I never felt that someone could guard me.

“So I never have to go there to work on my five-on-five or one-on-one game. I know they cannot guard me. This is the confidence I got. But I also feel it works.

“This summer could be different. This summer I want to play for the Dominican national team. It would be great. I’m trying to work it out right now.”

The Dominican Republic is ranked 23rd in the FIBA ​​rankings. The team does not yet know its opponent in the tournament.

Towns is averaging 20.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 33.3 minutes per game this season.

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