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Drew Timme returning to Gonzaga for 2022-23 season

The big man tested the draft waters but is returnign to Spokane.

2022 NBA Draft Combine
NBA prospect Drew Timme shoots the ball during the 2022 NBA Draft Combine on May 20, 2022 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
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Gonzaga Bulldogs star forward Drew Timme is returning to the program for the 2022-23 season, according to Shams Charania. It will Timme’s senior season with Gonzaga.

Timme was an absolute force last year, averaging 18.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as the Bulldogs grabbed the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. While Gonzaga’s run ended early at the hands of Arkansas, Timme’s draft stock seemed to be high. Clearly, the forward didn’t hear enough positive feedback to feel comfortable remaining in the draft this year and decided to come back.

Obviously, this makes Gonzaga one of the favorites to cut down the nets in April again. The Bulldogs will have a solid group around Timme to make yet another run under Mark Few. We’ll see if Timme makes some adjustments to his game based on the feedback he’s received during the pre-draft process. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, Gonzaga is +1000 to win the national title next year.