Drew Timme has done a lot of surprising things this year, like growing a mustache and turning it into a celebration. What is not surprising is that he was recently named to the Karl Malone Award Top Ten Watch List.
Timme has taken the leap most people were expecting this season after the early departure of Filip Petrusev. Timme is averaging 18.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, all the while shooting 61.2 percent from the floor. All of this puts him at No. 4 in the KenPom Player of the Year Standings, narrowly behind Trayce Jackson-Davis of Indiana.
Timme has scored in double-digits 14 times this season, has six 20-point games, and has scored a career-high 29 points against the packline defense of Virginia.
Here is the list of players who made the top 10 cut:
- Aamir Simms, Clemson
- Matthew Hurt, Duke
- Drew Timme, Gonzaga
- Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
- Trendon Watford, LSU
- Tre Mitchell, UMass
- Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall
- Oscar da Silva, Stanford
- Greg Brown, Texas
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl