Former Gonzaga power forward Drew Timme, one of the more accomplished players who was available in the NBA draft, finally found his home.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed Timme to an Exhibit 10 contract, and he will be a part of the team’s summer league roster, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.
This came after a notable trend at the draft, which was Thursday, in which prolific big men who play traditional roles in the low block did not hear their names called. Timme, who is 6-foot-10, averaged 17.2 points per game on nearly 62% shooting from the field in his career, which spanned four seasons at Gonzaga. He also added 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
STAY UP-TO-DATE: Subscribe to our Sports newsletter now!
Timme, 22, was a two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and a finalist for both the Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy during his senior season, became a fan favorite and one of the all-time greats in college basketball history.
He is Gonzaga’s all-time leading scorer with 2,307 points and his 301 points in NCAA Tournament games ranks sixth-most in history.
Yet he and players like Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky), Adama Sanogo (Connecticut) and Ąžuolas Tubelis (Arizona) all went undrafted Thursday night, despite their being productive big men at the college level.
In Milwaukee, Timme could add depth to bolster the team’s front court, which may see some notable departures in free agency. Center Brook Lopez is set to become an unrestricted free agent and forward Khris Middleton declined his $40.4 million player option for next season.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Gonzaga’s Drew Timme signs with Milwaukee Bucks after going undrafted
Source: Yahoo Sports