One of the fastest rising prospects in the country over the last year, Pearce HS (TX) forward Drew Timme has become a national name. Hit the jump as Timme goes in depth on his High School season and the big factors in his recruitment.
The 6’10 big man has displayed a great combination of skill and toughness in helping his Pearce squad to an 18-7 record while holding 1st place in their district.
“I feel like I’ve done good and showed my ability to play the 1-5 spots. I’ve improved as far as being more aggressive on the offensive end and being a better leader.”
Richardson Pearce PF Drew Timme is a bad dude! pic.twitter.com/QLb3G63z4b
— PJ Forrest (@CoachPJ10) December 28, 2017
Drew is at his best as a face-up forward that beats slower defenders off the dribble from 15-18 feet away. In the paint Timme is able to score with his back to the basket with plus footwork and a nice jumphook over his right shoulder. A rapidly evolving part of his game is the grab-and-go, where Drew pulls down a defensive board before handling in space and making guard-like reads by finishing or finding teammates in stride for easy buckets.
The Dallas area native holds an impressive offer sheet from the likes of Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State, Creighton, Purdue, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Illinois, Baylor, Utah State, Kansas State and Gonzaga. In addition to the aforementioned list, Notre, Dame, Michigan, Clemson, Nebraska and Kansas are all showing interest as well.
With no shortage of options, Timme has no leaders and is no rush to make a decision.
“I’m just focusing on the High School season right now. I want to take my time and make sure I make the right choice.”
When the time arrives to make that choice, academics and the ability to play multiple spots on the floor will factor heavily for Drew.
“What I look at is the education and having a good relationship with the coaches and a system where I’m able to play inside and out.”
While the Endless Motor 2019 rankings have yet to be released, Timme has the look of one of the top big men in the country. He’s an extremely versatile prospect that presents matchup issues for the opposition by being skilled enough to create his own shot from the perimeter or take advantage of smaller defenders in the post while providing plus rebounding and rim protection on the defensive end.