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Why Drew Timme is the best back-to-the-basket player that Gonzaga has ever produced.

All-American power forward Drew Timme has made quite an impact for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in his two seasons on campus. He has an incredible arsenal of post moves. He can put a defender in a spin cycle before running down to the other end of the court and doing one of his signature celebrations.

Timme can back down any defender using his size. He possesses an infinite combination of post moves to throw at the other team, like a modern, more athletic Kevin McHale.

He also has insane efficiency as he led the WCC last season in field goal percentage shooting over 65%.

It can be very difficult to find a player with Timmes footwork and talent in the post especially in this day in basketball where bigs are expected to be able to shoot threes and stretch the floor. Timme is a very old-school player, and I believe that if he was to play in the 1980s he would be considered a top 5 draft pick by NBA scouts.

Gonzaga's basketball program is known for bringing in elite big men season after season including stars like Kelly Olynyk, Zach Collins and Kyle Wiltjer, but these players do not compare to Timme when it comes to being a threat on the block. Olynyk could stretch the floor and shoot from the perimeter, but when it came to him posting up a larger defender it was more awkward. Timme however can routinely drop an easy 20 points no matter who he is matched up against.

Timme as a sophomore led his conference in points per game and scored in double figures in all but one game. Many fans were excited when they found out that he will be returning for his Junior season, and he is one of the favorites to win the 2022 AP Player of the Year Award. Timme will be playing next to the nation's top ranked recruit Chet Holmgren and is looking to lead Gonzaga back to the Final Four and hopefully this year help them cut down the nets on Championship Monday.

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