Drew Timme passionately leads Gonzaga towards another trip to the Finals.
Drew Timme appeared in an interview with FanSided in a Spider-Man t-shirt.
Timme boldly said: “I kicked Spider-Man. “I just love how he’s so innocently kind but he just kicks his ass so he can always be himself.”
Timme is his best self-kick to date in the NCAA tournament leading Gonzaga back to the Sweet 16 for a 7th straight season with a 4th seed Arkansas game next. Timme burst into flames when he scored 57 points in a red-hot 23-37 shot that included a lot of unbalanced, head-to-head, high-difficulty shots that looked a lot like his hero growing up, Dirk Nowitzki.
“I am a follower of Jesus Man,” Timme joked. “I really love his loyalty and swagger. I’m a very loyal person and I think that’s what I really admire about him for the way he’s always been loyal to the city of Dallas and the Mavericks. ”
Timme grew up in Richardson, Texas, about 15 miles north of Dallas, pursuing Dirk and the Mavs. It wasn’t just the loyalty Nowitzki played with, but also the intensity that Timme appreciated and was a role model for leading the Zags.
“I think sometimes in sport it’s hard to express yourself and show how excited you can be about something, how passionate it is for you,” explains Timme. “It’s something I try to do that just shows how much I appreciate all that this game has done for me, how much I love it. People call it smug but that’s just me appreciating the match and the timing. ”
Timme is doing her best to appreciate the moment trying to lead the Zags to their first-ever NCAA championship. They were bridesmaids twice in 2017 and last year lost to Baylor. There are plenty of reasons to believe it’s time for Gonzaga to do it.
“Our uniqueness,” says Timme. “We are a really great defensive team, especially with someone like Chet (Holmgren) who can defend the perimeter. I think he’s one of the best in the country if not the best at rim protection. Our guard play is just amazing. We have a guard like Andrew Nembhard who can really control the offense and speed but can also go get the bucket when needed.”
Gonzaga will have to do it the hard way to get back to the Finals. The top four seeds are all still alive in the West Division and pitted two seeds Duke and Mike Krzyzewskicoaching in his final tournament setting.
Whenever the 2022 run is over, Timme is likely to head to the NBA even though multiple mock draft boards have suggested him as a second-round pick and he has one more year of qualifying left. Skeptics are nothing new and Timme is not going to change his game to prove his point to NBA scouts.
“I’m always working on my game to try to better myself,” says Timme. “In college, a lot of people said that I wouldn’t even sniff the court or compete at all or even pass. I just told them to look back at what I’ve done so far and tell me there’s nothing else I can do on the next level. I’ve always been the underdog all my life, people always tell me that I can’t do certain things. I just continue to be me and if you don’t like it, I’m not sorry about it.”
Timme only fired a 3-pointer with his hand in the face of Memphis and did it. He missed the only 3 shots he took in the opening round and averaged less than a 3-pointer per game during the season. The NBA wants to see that he can play pick-and-pop and shoot from a distance. They will have to wait to see it.
“When you play against a team like this, I don’t need to shoot, I don’t need to shoot three for us to win,” Timme said. “I’ll shoot if I’m open, but I’m that kind of person, I guess a good scorer will come down if that’s the best thing for our team to win, so that’s important to me. rather than show everyone that I can shoot 3. . ”
Sound like Spider-Man in basketball shorts with the Nowitzki dance. Timme is faithful and daring in his quest to bring the championship back to Gonzaga.
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