Tim Finke of the Illinois Irish started off the Generation Next Basketball Association season with a strong weekend in Waukegan, Illinois recently. He is already a skilled player, but his best basketball days are clearly ahead of him. Here is more on Tim Finke.
Tim Finke will likely receive a lot of attention early in his high school career for being the younger brother of Michael Finke. Michael will be a freshman at the University of Illinois during the 2014-2015 basketball season. Tim will quickly make his own name. He has the game to stand on his own already.
The 2018 prospect exploded for 27 points against Wisconsin United in the first weekend of GNBA action. Finke went 4 of 7 from beyond the arc in that game. That type of shooting is not an anomaly for Finke. He shot 11 of 24 from the three-point line over the first four GNBA games. He has excellent form on his shot. Finke will be a consistent shooter throughout his basketball career because of his shot fundamentals.
He is a solid 6-3 at this point. His brother, Michael, is 6-foot-9. Therefore, Tim likely has a lot of growing left. He is a good athlete for his age. He runs the floor really well. Finke can also lead the break in transition with his ball-handling skills and decision making prowess. Those points prove that Finke is not just a shooter.
Finke averaged 18 points and 4.5 rebounds per game through the first four games of GNBA play. The scoring came from a balance of two-point and three-point field goals. That diversity makes Finke a tough player to defend. Finke will likely be an inside and outside threat throughout his career.
It is rare to see a young player with the current skill level of Finke along with a great deal of potential to grow his game exponentially. That is the position that Tim Finke sits in because he's already one of the top players in his class, but he has physical growth left plus he is from a basketball family. That support system is a big help for a young player looking to take his game to the next level.
Tim Finke will be a fun player to watch grow over the next few years. Finke can be tracked as he plays with the Illinois Irish in the Generation Next Basketball Association.