IU basketball transfer portal names to know: Towson’s Nick Timberlake

Scoring production from the wing is a priority for Indiana going forward, and Towson transfer Nick Timberlake seems to fit the bill.

According to Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers, IU is one of many schools in pursuit of the East Coast based sharpshooter.

This season for the Tigers, Timberlake averaged 17.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field overall and 41.6 percent from three (on 221 attempts).  He also shot 84.5 percent from the free throw line.

Timberlake’s numbers improved against higher end competition.  According to KenPom, he made 46.6 percent from three against top-100 opponents, and 54.5 percent of his twos.

The 6-foot-4 and 205-pound Timberlake was named First-Team All-Conference in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Since entering the portal a week ago, Timberlake has received heavy interest.

Memphis, Ohio State, Maryland, and Butler have been reported as some of the schools with some early traction, although at least a couple dozen have been said to be involved, including North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Auburn, UConn and Xavier.

Upon entering the portal, Timberlake total 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins what he was looking for in a college program:

“Playing in the CAA, I would like to take a step up,” Timberlake told Jenkins. “Whether it be a power five school or a high-level team, I want to go somewhere where I feel comfortable. I am open to all options but my main goal is to play at the highest level. That stuff plays a big role. I am looking to be an impactful player on a winning team. I want to compete in March Madness and get my feet wet in the tournament. It would be a great thing to accomplish.”

When discussing what he plans to bring to his next school of choice, Timberlake says, “I feel I can bring a scorer’s mentality and veteran leadership. I have played in over 100 games in my college career and have been a part of a winning program at Towson for the last two years. I have been the main guy for those two years and I feel that will help me impact winning at an even higher level.”

The 2023-24 season will be Timberlake’s sixth and final year in college.  He was granted a redshirt year after appearing in nine games during his first season in 2018-19.

Before college Timberlake was a Class AA All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Team selection at Kimball Union in 2017-18.  The Braintree, Mass. product graduated from Braintree High School in 2017.

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