Earl Timberlake

Updated on 8/20/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
College: Memphis
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Tremendous free throw generator
Adequate playmaker
Fairly good rebounder for his size
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Unselfish to a fault
Can tend to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his decision-making skills
Can be foul prone

Summary:

Earl Timberlake is an athletic, energetic combo guard that can run the point, and he is an above average defender that can lock down his man to get stops for his team.  On the downside, he doesn’t shoot the ball nearly enough and he struggled with his outside shot, and he was too turnover and foul prone in games this season.

Recently, after having a lackluster freshman season, Timberlake has announced his plans to transfer, and he has said that he does not plan on being in the 2021 draft. Currently, he will need to improve his jump shot and learn to play more under control on offense, but Timberlake’s size, athleticism, and ability to play multiple positions could enable him to go in the second round range for the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
Miami (FL) Bio
Rivals’ Profile
247Sports’ Profile
ESPN’s Article on Timberlake Planning to Transfer Away From Miami
The Commercial Appeal’s Article on Timberlake Transferring to Memphis

Games Scouted:
1/28/20 DeMatha Catholic vs. Paul VI
12/29/20 Miami (Fl) vs. Virginia Tech

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