The all-time scoring leader in Gonzaga history showed off his wheels and improved range compared to last year’s agility/shooting drills. Looks as if Drew Timme took what he heard from NBA scouts and GMs to heart. Here are his times and percentages:
pro lane drill - 10.93 seconds (fastest among participating centers)
3/4 court sprint - 3.34 seconds
side-mid-side - 40% (12-30)
spot up shooting - 36% (9-25)
3-point star drill - 48% (12-25)
What really was interesting is the wingspan-height differential between #1 Oscar Tshiebwe (8.25”) and #4 Drew Timme (5”) among centers at the entire event.
As for the scrimmages, he struggled on Day 1. No easy way to put it. Timme had 6 points on 3-7 FG and 0-1 3PT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 fouls, and 1 turnover in the first 5 on 5. He had a much better performance last year.
The drop defensive coverage like this is a part of Timme’s game that could use some fine-tuning. His lack of athleticism is concerning when trying to protect the rim as well.
Isaiah Wong attacking Timme playing drop and hits the pull-up middy pic.twitter.com/6Xcrw0UDgX— Aram Cannuscio (@AC__Hoops) May 17, 2023
But on Day 2, that was a whole different story. Timme learned from his mistakes and adjusted to what was put in front of him. 17 points on 8-14 shooting, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal. He made a statement.
Timme Time at the Combine!— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 18, 2023
Microsoft Surface #NBACombine pic.twitter.com/32qpuGgAsP
NBA scouts and executives are definitely intrigued by the 6’ 10” hands, patience, footwork, and touch around the rim. No doubt about that.
get ready for a lot of this signature move at the next level https://t.co/fWRj4A8sgx— Arden Independence Cravalho (@a_cravalho) May 17, 2023
Overall, Drew Timme turned some heads in both directions. I both would and wouldn’t be surprised if his name is called on June 22nd in Brooklyn, New York.
Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho