Former Gonzaga player Drew Timme signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Milwaukee Bucks as an undrafted free agency after a successful collegiate career, according to Shams Charania. Timmie had the finest year of his long career at Gonzaga this year, starting every game. Timme averaged a career-high 21.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Timmie joins a Milwaukee team that, while winning the NBA Finals in 2021, hasn’t advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs in any of its previous two campaigns. Milwaukee picked up UConn guard Andre Jackson Jr. and Kentucky big Chris Livingston on Friday night.
Timme was a finalist for the Wooden Award and made the Naismith Award Midseason Team. He also won the WCC Player of the Year award for the second time in a row.
“Obviously, to have a player of that calibre that you can march into any game and know he’s going to be if not the best player on the floor then one of the best,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of Timmie during the season. “He always instills a lot of confidence in our men. He plays with a lot of flair, and it spreads like wildfire.
Timme played in 127 games at Gonzaga, including 98 starts. Since being a freshman, before securing a regular role in Gonzaga’s lineup, he has never missed a start. Prior to a matchup between the WCC rivals, Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett gushed about his consistency.
“For the last three years, he has been the greatest big man in college basketball. Bennett described Timme’s record of victories as absurd before the encounter. The only other time they haven’t held the top spot in the nation was now. Men can achieve such figures, albeit not many do so on winning teams, thus he is at the top of the list. He is the best of the Gonzaga greats, in my opinion. He’s always been the one.
Timme, a 2019 graduate of Richardson (Texas) Pearce High School, signed with the Bulldogs. He was a Top247 high four-star talent who was listed as the 57th player overall and the 14th centre.