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Timm headed to Lincoln Land

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Northview senior Josh Timm (front-center) signs a letter-of-intent to attend Lincoln Land College to play basketball next season. Also pictured (from left) Athletic Director Charlie Jackson, Timm's mother, Cathy Timm, varsity basketball coach Mitch Lancaster and Principal Ken Wallace.

With a banner 2003-04 season in the books for the Northview basketball team, the accolades continue to roll in for a senior dominated lineup.

On Wednesday afternoon, guard Josh Timm joined teammate Logan Whitman as a college signee when he signed a letter-of-intent to play for Lincoln Land Junior College in Illinois.

"I'm really excited to play college ball," commented Timm after the signing. "It's always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to play in college."

After capping a sectional championship season with the Knights this year, Timm will join a Logger squad that was 16-16 last season.

Running the Northview offense from the point guard position most often last year, Timm will bring a knack for scoring to the Loggers next season.

Timm averaged over 14.3 ppg. for a Northview squad that had no shortage of scoring power.

The Knights averaged nearly 71 points per game and Timm distributed the ball to the tune of nearly 6.5 per game while turning the ball over just 2.5 times per contest.

"I think taking a key role as point guard last year was really important since that is what I think they'll want me to play (at Lincoln Land)," said Timm. "Being in a team oriented system with Coach (Mitch) Lancaster also helped me a lot."

Timm will join Lincoln Land coach Chad Jones' team after they graduate six sophomores from their squad.

"(The coaching staff) has mentioned that they transfer nearly all of their players on to higher level of basketball team when they graduate," said Timm of Lincoln Land.

Timm will bring an athletic presence at the point for the Loggers who have been known for their defense more than their offensive ability in recent years.

In heading to the next level of basketball, Timm believes that Jones' squad can help him improve his game.

"I like the fact that (Coach Jones) wants his players to play hard, noted Timm of a reason he chose Lincoln Land. "I wanted to play close to home so my family and friends could see me play. I want to improve my strength and game while I'm there."

Timm also brings an impressive shooting touch from outside to the Loggers. Last season he hit 54 3-pointers for the Knights, hitting at a nearly 40 percent clip from beyond the arc and hit 48 percent overall.

Coach Jones will certainly get a tough player in Timm, a fiery competitor who brings a wealth of talent to the court for the Loggers. Timm has played on winning squads for much of his career and that winning attitude will be invaluable to his next squad.

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