Reed Timmer is a junior P1 in Pharmacy at Drake and a shooting guard on the Drake Men’s Basketball team!
I got to be a member of the Drake Men’s Basketball team through their recruitment process out of high school. I had around 15 scholarship offers from different schools but I was especially drawn to Drake. The coaching staff was awesome, the academics were top of the line, and it was the right distance from home where I felt comfortable. I really do think it ended up being one of the best choices of my life!
I am from New Berlin, Wisconsin which is a city about 15 minutes west of Milwaukee. I grew up there all my life and started playing basketball around the age of 3. I played all different kinds of sports all the way through high school, but basketball was the game I loved the most. Both of my parents were athletes in college; my dad played football at the University of Wisconsin and my mom played softball at Marquette University.
In the past three years on the Drake basketball team, my greatest experience by far has been the relationships I’ve made, especially with my coaches and my teammates. I wouldn’t trade my time with those guys for anything. The best part of this specific season, though, has been to see our hard work pay off in the form of wins. We had a really good stretch to start the conference season and we are hoping to finish out these last 5 games strong going into March for the conference tournament!
I think Beat Week is a really good way to bring together the student body and all of the athletes on campus. I think Drake does a good job already of putting athletes in an environment where they can easily interact with the student body, but this event furthers that and facilitates the relationship. I also want to thank the student body at Drake for their support at out games this season, because it really does mean a lot to us. It gives us a really strong advantage and we look forward to playing at home in front of the student body every time we get the opportunity. So on behalf of the team, THANK YOU!
Keep on the lookout for more Pawprints blogs this semester!