Karl-Anthony Towns And D’Angelo Russell will also be linked to each other since they were drafter one and two in the 2015 NBA draft. Their young promising NBA career is off to a good start, but they recently tested their skills on another court, the beach volleyball court.
Being amateurs in the sports, both Karl-Anthony Towns And D’Angelo Russell were given quick lesson from silver medalist, April Ross before taking on professional volleyball players as part of Gatorade’s “Beat The Heat” program. As expected, both NBA athletes did not stand a chance against professionals of the sport.
The Beat the Heat program, which is now in its 13th year, teaches youth athletes the importance of heat safety and staying hydrated during the hot summer months.
“It’s critical for athletes, coaches, parents and trainers to know the warning signs of dehydration and heat illness and consistently monitor for these symptoms, especially in the hot summer months,” said Dr. James Carter, Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). “Sweat is comprised of more than just water, so sports drinks that contain electrolytes help to effectively retain and regulate fluids. Additionally, the consumption of carbohydrates found in sports drinks can help an athlete’s performance.”
Take a look at the video above to see how Karl-Anthony Towns And D’Angelo Russell did against the pros.