Versatile wing Tim Finke had a monster performance at the Bank of O’Fallon Shootout. Finke, who is a top 100 prospect, showed off his impressive shooting ability and his excellent feel for the game. Coaches continue to come in and see him, and are showing significant attention in the Illinois native.
About his junior season, Finke said, “I’ve been playing pretty well individually, but that is because my teammates have been finding me. We are coming together as a team and playing well, so that is a good thing.”
He continued, “I’m always working on my shot. This year I am also focused on trying to get others involved. Passing is something I love to do, so that has been a focus for me.”
On the recruiting trail Finke has a long list of schools from coast to coast showing him major attention.
Finke’s older brother is a current Illinois player, and his dad also played football and basketball at the school. Because of that he has a ton of familiarity with the program.
“I’ve gotten to know them quite well over the past couple of years being in town,” said Finke of Illinois. “I go over to watch my brother whenever I can and he tells me good things about the staff. I have just built a good relationship with them.”
Butler Head Coach Chris Holtmann was in to see Finke this weekend, and recently the Bulldogs offered him.
About Butler, Finke said, “I went over there a few weeks ago and they offered me. I am intrigued by them, and I think their style of play fits me. I didn’t get to see a lot of the campus, but I liked the game and it was a bit time atmosphere. I want to get back over there and see the campus more.”
Finke has also always been interested in West Coast schools, and one that is showing major interest is Oregon.
When it comes to his interest in the Ducks, Finke said, “They are a winning program and that is very intriguing to me. I like how they get up and down the court, and I am going to try and get up there sometime. I am not concerned with the distance, I am all about fit.”
For now Finke says he is in no hurry to make a college decision, and is focused on his high school year and just getting better.