Tim Finke

Top 100 wing Tim Finke talks his top options

Four-star wing Tim Finke continues to be one of the more heavily recruited players in the Midwest with a handful of schools making him a top priority.

It has been a solid spring in the EYBL for Tim Finke. In his first season running with Meanstreets, Finke has put up good numbers and shown a more versatile and well rounded game. With his junior academic year coming to an end, Finke has numerous schools making him a top priority on the recruiting trail.

"It has been a lot of fun playing with Meanstreets so far," said Finke of the spring. "I think personally I have played pretty well. I haven’t shot the ball as well as I would like, but overall things have gone pretty good."


When it comes to his recruitment, several schools are beginning to standout as programs recruiting him the hardest.

"Vanderbilt, Oregon, Notre Dame, Illinois, and Butler to name a few are showing me a lot of interest and at the top of my list," noted Finke.

The Fighting Illini have always been closely linked with Finke because he is from Champaign and has a long family history with the school. Because of his proximity to the program, Finke has had a chance to meet with new Head Coach Brad Underwood and his staff, and he likes what he has heard from them.

"I’ve had a chance to meet the whole staff and I like them a lot," said Finke of the Illinois staff. "I have had a chance to talk to them about what type of players they like to recruit, and it has just been good to get to know them."

Another school that has put in a ton of work is Vanderbilt. So far Bryce Drew and his staff have made a favorable impression on Finke.

"I like that staff a lot," said Finke of the Commodores. "To see what they did this year, making the tournament in their first year, and how they developed their players was really impressive."

Notre Dame already has one four-star pledge in 2018, and they are hoping to have Finke join the fold as well. When it comes to Notre Dame, Finke thinks he fits their style perfectly.

"Their style of play is exactly how I like to play," Finke explained. "They play fast and play with an offense where guys are constantly moving, so I like that."

For now Finke says he remains open in the process and has no specific timetable for making a commitment.

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