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Duke Recruiting: Drew Timme Is Making Things Interesting For Everybody

He’s not tipping his hand much

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DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 12: The Duke Blue Devils mascot performs during the game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.
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One of the more interesting recruits out there this season is Texan Drew Timme. A 6-9 native of Richardson, Texas, Timme is a crafty, unconventional player and he’s not saying much about what he’s thinking about his options.

He does say this about coaches who are interested: “I want to see their track record with players like me, or my position, and a place where I can win. And make it to the NBA. That’s why I do what I do. Whatever puts me and the school in the best position. ... I’m not a typical big man. [I’m looking for] a coach that has had players in the past that are not exactly like me -- but they were different, and he was able to utilize their different skill sets -- is what I look at, because I don’t want to get pigeonholed.”

That sounds like a Duke player to us. Translated into Krzyzewski-ese it comes out to this:

“If you put a plant in a pot, it might take the shape of the pot. But if you put a great plant in great soil and let it go, some crazy good things can happen. If I put you in a box and call you a two or a three, that would be a pretty good box. But if I give you the freedom to play multiple areas, there wouldn’t be a box. You would be growing up everywhere.”

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