2 - Drew Timme

6-9, 230 Power Forward/Center
Gonzaga Senior
Birthday
09/09/00 (22 yrs)
Hometown
Richardson, TX
High School
J.J. Pearce
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
6
Size
7
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
7
Potential
6
Post Skills
9
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Jorge Garbajosa

Strengths: A patient and talented low post scorer with one of the deepest bags in the sport … Uses his footwork and special understanding to get open looks and convert around the rim … Possesses the best low post footwork we’ve seen from a prospect in many years and makes up for average athleticism and size with these crafty moves … Plays and reads the game at a fast pace … has proven it on the big stage as an impact player … Proved to be one of the standout players at the college level for multiple seasons playing for Gonzaga and performing at a high level in big games … Decent ball-handling skills and vision allow him to set up in the high post and create for others moving around him … Scores most of his points in the post, but he is able to knock down mid-range jumpers off the dribble … Averaged 19 and 18 points per game in his final two seasons with the Zags … High motor and high energy player who can provide offensive spark off the bench … Sets good screens to create room for ball-handlers … High IQ cutter with great body control and finishing instincts around the rim … Excellent touch on post hooks and layups … His touch around the rim gives some promise that over time he could develop into a more consistent mid-range and outside shooter … Plays with a lot of intangibles, competitiveness and toughness …

Weaknesses: His game appears to be more of a fit for the college game, but his efficiency and production are too impressive to ignore, which will give him a shot at the next level … Doesn’t have the quickness or athleticism to stick with players on the perimeter and doesn’t have the size to defend most centers in the post … It’s easy to project Timme as a defensive liability who gets attacked relentlessly if he receives extended minutes … Has yet to develop any sort of perimeter jumper, which limits his offensive potential and outlook … Hardly improved as a free-throw shooter in his career, going from 61% to 70% and back down to 68% in his three seasons … Shooting motion and mechanics don’t suggest that a perimeter development is in the cards in the near future … Will already turn 22 by the start of his rookie season without a ton of potential to improve. His ceiling is an offensive spark plug with costly defending and no real threat from the outside … Rebounding while decent in technique is compromised by a lack of explosiveness and physicality …

Notes: Preseason First-Team All American, CBS Preseason National Player of the Year and WCC Player of the Year as a junior at Gonzaga … Two-time Second-Team All American …

Derek Bast 5/9/22

Notes: Measured: 6’8.25” barefoot, 6’9.25” in shoes, 8’11.5” standing reach, 231.6 lbs, 7’2.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine …

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