The Arizona Wildcats are one of 10 finalists for four-star forward Drew Timme, the 2019 recruit announced Thursday on Twitter.
Arizona is joined by Texas Tech, Gonzaga, Purdue, Louisville, Illinois, Alabama, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M.
Timme is a 6-foot-9 forward from Richardson, Texas. He has seen his stock rise lately, jumping into the Top-50 in his class. Back in June, when Arizona offered him, he was not even a top-100 prospect. The Wildcats watched him closely in Las Vegas this July.
Thanks to a sweat-soaked throwback-style headband that holds back his floppy hair, which complements his adolescent beard, which somehow aesthetically enhances his gangly -- but skilled -- back-to-the-basket arsenal, Drew Timme is the colorful image of a basketball nonconformist. ....
His skill set is fascinating at this age. Timme utilizes the post but is also a good ball handler and, in general, will get to the basket by whatever means necessary with or without the ball. He has terrific feet and can pass pretty much from anywhere on the floor. In watching him play approximately 10 games at Peach Jam in Las Vegas, I’d characterize the style as a intelligently haphazard. But there’s a lot to work with, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to look up in three years and see Timme has developed into a top-25 college player.