One of the top Texas prospects in the class of 2019, versatile power forward Drew Timme has a flood of schools vying for his unique talents.
The 6’10 junior from JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, TX, has offers from 12 high-end basketball programs.
“Recruitment’s been good.” he said. “The schools who have been reaching out to me lately has been Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Purdue, TCU, Texas A&M, and Baylor, just to name a few. Everyone does a great job.”
Michigan State also has shown interest in Timme, having reached out to the junior prospect and expressing admiration for his style of play.
“Coach Dane Fife texted me and told me he likes how I play and stuff,” Timme said. “And they wanted to see me play more.”
Timme’s father is from Muskegon, MI, and played basketball at Muskegon High School before going on to play college ball at SMU.
Playing for Pro Skills on the rigorous Nike EYBL circuit this summer, Timme averaged 12.2 points per game on 60 percent shooting from the floor. He showed how dominant he can be on several occasions, most notably in a 66-58 win against the Oakland Soldiers, when he scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Timme’s high school team is 7-4 to start the year, and all four losses came when he was out with an injury – a tweaked knee from the McDonald’s Invitational in Houston. He’s back to full strength now, and is preparing for a run at a state championship with his high school team.
The power forward said he’s looking to improve on both physical and mental aspects of his game during his junior campaign.
“Been working on the three-ball, being a better leader, picking up the intensity on the defensive level,” he said. “Just still working on everything, but those are the things I’ve been working extra hard at.”
Some of the coaches who have scouted Timme during the summer said they want to see him play a more aggressive brand of basketball.
“I didn’t shoot as much as I should have over the summer,” he said. “Coaches were like, ‘We know you can shoot, we’ve seen you play before, so we just want to see you score more.’ I’ve been told to be more selfish so I’ve been working on that.”
This season and next summer will be hectic as more and more coaches discover the variety of skills Timme offers, and it looks like he’ll end up having his choice of any school in the country if he continues to improve at this pace.
Timme said he doesn’t have any geographical preferences for where he wants to go to school.
“I just want to go to the place I think will best benefit me,” Timme said.