The legend that is Drew Timme is coming to Milwaukee.
Timme, who became an icon at Gonzaga and in college basketball as a whole over the last four years, has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Bucks, and will be part of the team’s summer league roster, Journal Sentinel Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski confirmed.
Despite being a first-team All-American and the all-time leading scorer at Gonzaga and a perennial winner, the 6-foot-10 forward went undrafted Thursday, leaving many on social media scratching their heads.
But it didn’t take long for the head-band wearing Timme, whose handlebar mustache and his unfiltered interviews made him a folk hero in college basketball, to find an NBA home.
What is an Exhibit 10 contract?
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary and allows for a team to sign this player to a two-way contract before the season.
Here’s a closer look at the various “exhibits” of a uniform player contract in the NBA.
Social media reacts to Drew Timme signing with the Bucks, going undrafted
Whether Timme makes the roster is to be determined and still appears to be a longshot. Regardless, social media was excited about Timme potentially joining Giannis Antetokounmpo and questioned how a player his stature couldn’t even get picked.
Underrated move, I think Timme could be a valuable second unit contributor in the NBA. Has the intangibles and work ethic of a winner https://t.co/TAYYxIRKT8
— Rob Korensky (@RobKorensky) June 23, 2023
How did all of his college success not lead to one team drafting him? He averaged 21.2 points per game and shot 61.6% from the field last season. His 301 points across 13 NCAA Tournament games are sixth most in the history of the tournament.
It’s kinda crazy that you could be a stud for so long on a competitive College team and the NBA wants nothing to do with you.
I guess it’s just the talent level in the NBA is insane https://t.co/ZH4s9n9V8Y
— dont know (@Super_Jordan97) June 23, 2023
This man has dominated college basketball for years, and still went undrafted. That is crazy to me.
But the league is a different beast https://t.co/Cr5eeMAyPS
— Big Lo®👁💕 (@VimLyfe_Lo) June 23, 2023
Sure, he’s still just 22 years old, but his older-looking appearance made for plenty of good-natured jokes about his age that he fully embraced. And aren’t the Bucks already the oldest roster in the league?
No, he’s not quite Joe Ingles‘ age (35) but the joke is well taken.
If the Bucks re-sign Brook Lopez, could he tutor Timme?
Brook Lopez was a back to the basket big who made 3 threes his first 8 seasons and now consistently shoots 300+ threes a season at a 35 percent clip. Totally transformed his game while staying hyper efficient inside. Would be an awesome mentor for Timme if the Bucks re-sign him. https://t.co/1VeiySdpDT
— Steven Karr (@SKarrG0) June 23, 2023
The sports teams around here like their “older” players. The Packers selected 24-year-old quarterback Sean Clifford in this year’s NFL draft to be a backup to Jordan Love.
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