The Gonzaga Bulldogs took on the Baylor Bears within the March Madness remaining on Monday. A number of NBA gamers had been additionally hooked onto the sport, together with Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
During a latest interview, Shaq revealed he was watching the sport along with his son. He revealed that within the dialog he had along with his son, Shareef, Shaq praised Bulldogs’ heart, Drew Timme. Later he informed his son, that he’s much like Timme, however has the flexibility to do higher.
“The big man for Gonzaga is really good,” Shaq stated. “I’m telling him you’re similar to him, but you could step out and shoot a little further than him. This shit don’t make you mad?… It drives me crazy. He’s a really nice kid.”
Looking again at Drew Timme’s stellar season
Timme averaged 19 points and 7 rebounds per sport this season. He was tremendous environment friendly as nicely, averaging 65% from the sphere. He shot beneath 50% simply thrice all season. Timme confirmed that he is usually a nice scorer too and was the Bulldogs‘ number one scoring option during the NCAA tournament.
Throughout the season, Timme just had one game where he scored in single digits. He had 16 20-point games, including a 30-point game that came against the ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
Although he averaged only 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, Timme is still a superb defender. He is also an underrated passer and averaged 2.3 assists per game this season. Overall, he impacted the Bulldogs’ success on each ends and was a vital participant of their excellent 31-1 season.
Is Shaquille O’Neal proper about Shareef’s potential?
Shaq stated that Shareef could be much like Timme. And together with the Bulldogs’ massive man’s talent set, Shareef has the flexibility to shoot as nicely. Timme struggles with the three-point shot, averaging 28% on 0.7 photographs per sport.
But it doesn’t seem to be a really sincere evaluation. Shareef barely shot 18% from three within the 2020-21 season, on 1.1 makes an attempt per sport. He had some damage issues, however general he had a poor season with the LSU Tigers. If he desires to be a participant like Timme, he wants extra taking part in time to hone his abilities, and when he will get the possibility, he must make the very best out of it.
O’Neal is now getting into his junior yr and nonetheless has time to show himself and turn out to be a prime participant like his father.