48 hours after getting waived by the Milwaukee Bucks, former Gonzaga superstar Drew Timme went unclaimed on NBA waivers and will most likely report to Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, to begin the first season of his professional basketball career.
Timme left Gonzaga after an extraordinary four year career, setting the school’s all-time points record with 2,307 while also going 121-13 and earning All-American honors three different times.
Despite a prolific college career, Timme’s skill set doesn’t mesh with the modern NBA – which resulted in him going undrafted back in June. He quickly inked an Exhibit 10 deal with Milwaukee and appeared in four Summer League games, averaging 9.3 minutes, 4.3 points, and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 46.7% from the field.
His playing time dropped even more in the preseason, where he appeared in just two of Milwaukee’s four games and played about eight minutes, scoring three points including a putback bucket against the Bulls with less than 30 seconds remaining which ultimately led to a Bucks victory.
Now his best path to get into the NBA is through the G-League, where he is expected to report to the Herd for their season opener on November 10.
Andy hosts the Locked on Zags and Locked on College Basketball podcasts, and serves Locked On in a marketing/digital content creator role as well. He lives just outside Portland with his wife Jenna and dog, Tillie.