MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns tells The Associated Press he has "no promise at all" from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday.

Towns spoke to The AP on Monday while doing a promotional tour with American Express. Hours earlier, a report said that the Timberwolves have already informed Towns that they will select him with the first pick.

Towns laughed when asked about it and joked that if he had a promise he would've stopped his workouts and started eating ice cream to celebrate.

Towns is the heavy favorite to come off the board first, ahead of Duke center Jahlil Okafor and Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell.

Towns says it would be an honor to play with Wolves star Kevin Garnett.