Updated on 8/20/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Tremendous free throw generator
Fairly good rebounder for his size
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
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.
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
Miami (FL) Bio
ESPN’s Article on Timberlake Planning to Transfer Away From Miami
The Commercial Appeal’s Article on Timberlake Transferring to Memphis
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