6-foot-10 center/forward Sam Timmins
To start off, Washington Huskies Sam Timmins is the tallest of the tall. As a matter of face, towering at 6-foot-10, and weighing in at 275 pounds, he casts a long shadow in the paint. Despite coming all the way in from New Zealand, Timmins appears right at home on the basketball court.
While he appeared in all 31 games for the Washington Huskies last year, his on-court playing time was limited to just 14.6 minutes per game. This season, you can expect that “per game” stat to double.
Double Up Timmins
As the tallest man on the team, Timmins will be counted on by Coach Hopkins to defend the basket. That will not be an easy task in the PAC-12, where he will oppose players like Arizona’s freshman center, 7-foot-0 DeAndre Ayton.
But the statistics on Timmins will line up in impressive fashion simply from the increase in playing time. With that increase, he should surge to nearly 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. That’s likely to show up even better as the season progresses. Now entering his second NCAA season, the game will slow down for the young man. In fact, he already possesses accurate two-point shooting at 48.9 percent. His perimeter shot, even rarely used, is less useful at 28.6 percent.
This season, Timmins will like show greater prowess on defense.