Drew Timme

American basketball player (born 2000)

Drew Timme
Timme with Gonzaga in 2021
No. 2 – Wisconsin Herd
PositionPower forward / center
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (2000-09-09) September 9, 2000 (age 23)
Richardson, Texas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolJ. J. Pearce (Richardson, Texas)
CollegeGonzaga (2019–2023)
NBA draft2023: undrafted
Playing career2023–present
Career history
2023–2024Wisconsin Herd
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrew Matthew Timme[1] (/ˈtɪmi/ Timmy; born September 9, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was a three-time consensus All-American selection, including first-team honors as a senior in 2023. He was twice voted the WCC Player of the Year and ended his career as Gonzaga's all-time leading scorer.

Early life and high school career

Timme grew up in the north Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas,[2] and attended J. J. Pearce High School.[3][4] As a junior, he averaged 27.7 points, 17.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists and was named the District 8-6A Most Valuable Player and second-team All-State by USA Today.[5] Timme was consensus top-50 prospect in the 2019 class among major recruiting services.[6] He committed to playing college basketball for Gonzaga in November of his senior year after considering offers from Texas A&M, Texas, Michigan State, Illinois, Arizona and Alabama.[7]

College career

Timme spent most of his true freshman season as a key reserve for the Bulldogs, occasionally starting. Timme was named to the WCC All-Freshman team.[8] Timme scored a season-high 20 points in a 90–60 win over Saint Mary's on February 8, 2020.[9] He tied for the team lead with 17 points scored in the Bulldogs' 2020 WCC tournament championship game win over Saint Mary's.[10] Timme averaged 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, shooting a team-high 61.8 percent from the field.[11]

Coming into his sophomore season, Timme was named to the Preseason All-WCC team as well as the watchlist for the Karl Malone Award.[11][12] On November 27, 2020, he had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a 90–67 win against Auburn.[13] Timme averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, helping lead Gonzaga to the title game. He earned first-team All-WCC honors as well as winning the Karl Malone Award and was a consensus second-team All-America selection.[14]

On November 13, 2021, Timme scored a then-career-high 37 points and added seven rebounds and three assists in an 86–74 win against then fifth-ranked Texas.[15] On the season, he averaged 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists over 32 games.[16] At the close of the regular season, Timme was named WCC Player of the Year and repeated as a consensus second-team All-American.[17][18] After the season he entered his name into the 2022 NBA draft, but ultimately withdrew in order to return to Gonzaga for his senior season.[19][20]

Timme entered his senior season as a unanimous preseason All-American selection. He set a new career high with 38 points in a 99–90 win over Pacific on January 21, 2023.[21] Timme scored his 2,000th career point during a 15-point performance on February 3, 2023, in a 88–70 win over Santa Clara.[22] Timme was named the Co-WCC Player of the Year, sharing the award with Brandin Podziemski of Santa Clara. He was the first player to repeat as WCC Player of the Year since Blake Stepp won it in 2003 and 2004.[23] Timme was also named a consensus first-team All-American.[24] On March 7, Timme passed Frank Burgess's career scoring record of 2,196 points, which had been set in 1961, with 18 points in the Bulldogs' 77–51 win over Saint Mary's in the West Coast Conference tournament championship game.[25] He was also named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.[26]

Timme averaged career highs of 21.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game during his senior season.[27] At the end of the 2022–23 regular season, he told media on more than one occasion that he planned to leave Gonzaga for the professional ranks after the NCAA tournament, choosing not to take advantage of the NCAA eligibility waiver granted to all basketball players active in the COVID-affected 2020–21 season.[28] He finished his college career with 2,307 points scored and 896 rebounds, which is fourth in school history, and 115 blocked shots, which is eighth.[29] Timme scored 301 points over 13 NCAA tournament games, which is the sixth most in tournament history.[30]

Professional career

Wisconsin Herd (2023–2024)

Not selected in the 2023 NBA draft, Timme joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the NBA Summer League;[31] he signed with them on October 2,[32][33] but was waived on October 18.[34] Twelve days later, he joined the Wisconsin Herd.[35] However, on February 1, 2024, he underwent season-ending surgery after suffering a left foot fracture.[36]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019–20 Gonzaga 33 4 20.5 .618 .333 .611 5.4 1.3 .5 .9 9.8
2020–21 Gonzaga 32 32 28.2 .655 .286 .696 7.0 2.3 .7 .7 19.0
2021–22 Gonzaga 32 32 28.0 .586 .286 .678 6.8 2.8 .3 .8 18.4
2022–23 Gonzaga 37 37 31.5 .616 .167 .632 7.5 3.2 .6 1.0 21.2
Career 134 105 27.2 .618 .250 .656 6.7 2.4 .5 .9 17.2

Personal life

Timme's father, Matt Timme, played college basketball at Southern Methodist University,[37] followed by a brief stint playing professionally in Europe. Drew's mother Megan, whom Matt married not long after he returned from Europe, played tennis at Stephen F. Austin State University.[2]

References

  1. ^ Norlander, Matt (March 7, 2023). "'He's just a Zag, man:' The untold stories of Drew Timme's singular, legendary Gonzaga career". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 7, 2023.
  2. ^ a b DeCamp, Scott (April 5, 2021). "The story of a dad from Muskegon, Gonzaga and the journey to the NCAA basketball title game". MLive.com. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Frank, Jackson (November 4, 2019). "Meet Drew Timme, Gonzaga's confident, loyal and ultra-skilled freshman". The Athletic. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  4. ^ Norlander, Matt (August 1, 2018). "Meet Drew Timme, the quirky prospect who cloaked his recruitment and got 30 schools to chase him into late July". CBSSports.com.
  5. ^ Meehan, Jim (November 14, 2018). "Texas big man Drew Timme commits to Gonzaga". The Spokesman-Review.
  6. ^ Reed, Justin (December 6, 2018). "Five-star recruit Drew Timme had front-row seat to Gonzaga's last-second win over Washington". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  7. ^ Whelan, Tim Jr. (November 14, 2018). "Four-star Texas big man Drew Timme picks Gonzaga". usatodayhss.com. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  8. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 3, 2020). "Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev named WCC player of year, joins Corey Kispert, Killian Tillie as first-team selections". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  9. ^ Dubow, Josh (February 9, 2020). "No. 2 Gonzaga hands St. Mary's biggest home loss since 2001". ABCNews.go.com. Associated Press.
  10. ^ Grippi, Vince (March 10, 2020). "TV Take: Drew Timme puts twinkle in eye of ESPN crew as Gonzaga rolls past Saint Mary's for WCC Tournament title". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Meehan, Jim (November 5, 2020). "Drew Timme becomes fourth Gonzaga player to make preseason award watch list". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Gonzaga Picked to Win Ninth Straight WCC Championship". West Coast Conference. October 26, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  13. ^ "Timme, Kispert lead No. 1 Gonzaga past Auburn 90–67". ESPN. Associated Press. November 27, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  14. ^ Borzello, Jeff (May 26, 2021). "Nation's top power forward Drew Timme returning to Gonzaga basketball team". ESPN. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  15. ^ "Drew Timme scores career-high 37 points as No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs roll over No. 5 Texas Longhorns". ESPN. November 14, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  16. ^ Meehan, Jim (October 24, 2022). "Gonzaga's Drew Timme unanimous AP preseason All-America team selection". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  17. ^ "Timme Tabbed WCC Player Of The Year" (Press release). West Coast Conference. March 2, 2022. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  18. ^ "No. 2 Gonzaga begins anew behind All-American Drew Timme". Wisconsin State Journal. Associated Press. November 1, 2022. Archived from the original on February 28, 2023. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  19. ^ Boone, Kyle (April 7, 2022). "Gonzaga star Drew Timme, two-time All-American enters 2022 NBA Draft". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  20. ^ Borzello, Jeff (June 1, 2022). "Gonzaga Bulldogs' Drew Timme returning for senior college basketball season". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  21. ^ Lawson, Theo (January 21, 2023). "Drew Timme scored 24 of career-high 38 points in second half, leads No. 6 Gonzaga to 99-90 win at Pacific". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  22. ^ Conmy, Tommy (February 3, 2023). "Timme reaches 2,000 points, No. 12 Gonzaga tops Santa Clara". Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  23. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 1, 2023). "Gonzaga's Drew Timme named WCC co-player of the year, joined on first team by Julian Strawther". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  24. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 15, 2023). "Gonzaga senior forward Drew Timme lands spot on NABC All-America first team". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  25. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 7, 2023). "Drew Timme passes Frank Burgess, claims Gonzaga career scoring record in first half vs. Saint Mary's". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 7, 2023.
  26. ^ "Gonzaga adds another WCC title as Drew Timme sets scoring record". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 7, 2023. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  27. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 30, 2023). "Gonzaga's Drew Timme named to Wooden All-American team, finalist for Wooden Award". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  28. ^ Taylor, Cody (February 27, 2023). "Drew Timme doesn't plan to return to Gonzaga for a fifth season". Rookie Wire. USA Today. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  29. ^ Anderson, Mark (March 26, 2023). "Gonzaga's Drew Timme ends storied career in loss to UConn". Toronto Star. Associated Press. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  30. ^ Lawson, Theo (March 26, 2023). "Gonzaga rewind: Drew Timme breaks into top-10 of career NCAA scoring during Elite Eight exit". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  31. ^ "MILWAUKEE BUCKS 2023 NBA 2K24 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved October 8, 2023.
  32. ^ Bucks Muse [@BucksMuse] (October 2, 2023). "The 2023 Milwaukee Bucks official 21 man training camp roster" (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2023 – via Twitter.
  33. ^ Cravalho, Arden (June 23, 2023). "Drew Timme to the Milwaukee Bucks". SBNation.com. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  34. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks request waivers on three players". NBA.com. October 18, 2023. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  35. ^ "WISCONSIN HERD ANNOUNCE 2023 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. October 30, 2023. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  36. ^ "MEDICAL UPDATE ON DREW TIMME". NBA.com. February 1, 2024. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  37. ^ Meehan, Jim (February 18, 2020). "Freshman forward Drew Timme has been a phenom from the start for Gonzaga". Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.[dead link]

External links

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West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year