DMV area guard Earl Timberlake is becoming one of the most sought after underclassmen in the region. Hit the jump for an early look into his recruitment and thoughts on his game.
With a new start on the horizon this Winter at DeMatha HS (MD), the sophomore enjoyed a successful summer on the AAU circuit with Team Takeover.
“I feel as though we played well as a team, but me personally I feel I could have done way better than what I did.”
A jumbo guard with a plus handle and excellent vision, Earl is at his best as an on-ball shot creator that can break down the defense off the bounce.
“My biggest strengths are being a playmaker, attacking and getting down hill.”
Already coveted by programs because of his ability to potentially play three different positions at the next level, Timberlake holds offers from Penn State, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Georgetown and Rhode Island. Earl’s recruitment is already a high-major affair, but he’s trending toward becoming a national level prospect in short order.
“I’m also receiving interest from Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Xavier, Providence, Maryland, UConn and South Carolina.”
His recruitment is still in the infancy stages, but one school is certainly prioritizing Timberlake.
“I’m hearing from South Carolina the most right now.”
While the smooth lefty doesn’t have any visits planned at the moment, there is one program he has his eyes on.
“I would like to see Rhode Island,” Timberlake told Endless Motor.
As the High School season is forthcoming, Earl is looking to make his jumpshot a more reliable weapon and improve his acceleration.
“I want to improve my jumpshot and get faster.”
We are really high on Timberlake’s ability to navigate his way through tight spaces and finish in traffic with either hand or find teammates for easy baskets once the helpside defense commits. If he makes even marginal improvements to his jumpshot, he has the potential to become one of the very best perimeter players in the country.
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