Drew Timme Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A three time consensus All-American, two-time WCC Player of the Year, and an All-WCC Tournament honoree every year at Gonzaga, Drew Timme became one of the most decorated players in school history. A local product from JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas just outside of Dallas, as a senior Timme averaged 21.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1 BPG, and 2.6 TOPG on splits of 62/17/63. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Drew Timme

Height/Weight: 6’9 ½/243

Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’2/9’0 ½ 

Hand size: 10

Position: PF/C

Pre-Draft team: Gonzaga

Tools: Feel for the game, post skill, rebounding, push shot


  • Great feel for the game
  • Good passer
  • Strong low-post scorer
  • Good frame with big hands and long arms
  • Good rebounder
  • Strong, effective screener
  • Has a good floater/push shot


  • Jump shot can’t consistently stretch to 3
  • Lacks high-end athleticism
  • Limited defensively
  • A bit undersized

Swing Skills:

  • Jump shooting
  • Negating defensive liabilities 


Drew Timme is a bit of an old school big with low post scoring and playmaking strengths, with defense and shooting consistency concerns.

Right away, the two main concerns with Drew Timme stem from how his old school game may be too outdated to adapt to a modern NBA role. His lack of defense, especially in space and against the P&R, will limit his minutes ceiling per night. On top of that, Timme has never shot above either 30% from 3 or 70% from the free throw line, two minimum baselines that teams want to see as projections for upside as a shooter. On top of that, in both the NBA Combine in 2023 and private settings in 2022, Timme has struggled to shoot the ball consistently in both drills and in-game. Because of these two glaring weaknesses, Timme is likely bound for a two-way contract to develop at least one of those skills (more likely to be shooting since that can be more quickly turned around) in the G League. 

However, shifting to what Timme can do to keep himself on a court, there are real selling points as to why he can be a good big man lower on the depth chart:

  • Length can help him make up for lost ground, as well as finish better at the rim around defenders.
  • His feel for the game is impeccable, making it difficult to find plays or streaks of poor decisions and consecutive negative plays. He simply makes his teammates better.
  • He can make good plays out of the P&R, all as a ball-handler at times with mismatch screen and rolls, he can make plays out of the short roll, and he can hit a push shot off of cuts or even his own creation.
  • His screening is effective, which can allow him to utilize his post game on switches out of the pick & roll

Overall, Drew Timme is an interesting frontcourt prospect that makes his teammates better, but will come with risks. He will almost certainly be unplayable in the playoffs, but given his likely role, that may be a pill NBA teams can get comfortable swallowing. If Timme can carve out a role in the NBA as a regular season neutral or better player with efficient scoring and low mistake numbers, he will be a quality addition to teams needing frontcourt depth.

Similar to: Thomas Bryant, Mason Plumlee, Greg Monroe, Donatas Motiejunas

Projected draft range: 45-undrafted

Expected role: Low-mistake-making big man with the ability to make his teammates better offensively, but with risk on the defensive end.

Unplayable if: Jump shot never develops, old school play style limits him, and defensive shortcomings make him a liability.

Exceeds expectations if: Either jump shooting improves to draw defenders out to the perimeter or team defense/on-off numbers become favorable.

Miscellaneous Synergy Stats:

Jump shots: 8-37 (21.6%; 5th percentile)

Post-up: 1.1 PPP (92nd percentile)

Offensive rebounds (putbacks): 1.522 PPP (96th percentile)


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