Towson grad transfer Nicolas Timberlake discusses his first day in the portal

Towson’s guard Nicholas Timberlake currently has one of the highest average points per game on the transfer portal. Braintree, Massachusetts, 6-foot-4 Timberlake transfer averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Tigers this season.

Officially, he did not enter the portal until Thursday morning. Since then, his phone has been ringing non-stop.

“It’s been hectic since the calls started coming in,” Timberlake told 247Sports. “The feedback I’ve received so far has been great. Now I’m enjoying the process.”

Timberlake says Auburn, Boston College, Connecticut, Clemson, Iowa, LSU, Loyola Chicago, Loyola Marymount, Maryland, Memphis, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and others have reached out to him today.

With a 247Sports transfer portal rating of 91, Timberlake will be one of the most coveted players in the early days of the portal’s opening, which will officially go into effect on March 12. When choosing a school, he says he wants to play at a high level at a school that suits his playing style.

“As a CAA player, I would like to take a step forward,” Timberlake said. “Whether it’s a Power Five school or a high-level team, I want to go where I feel comfortable. I am open to all options, but my main goal is to play at the highest level. This material plays a big role. I want to be an influencer on a winning team. I want to participate in March Madness and try myself in this tournament. It would be great to do that.”

Discussing what he plans to bring to his next school, Timberlake says, “I feel like I can bring a scorer mentality and veteran leadership. I’ve played over 100 games in my college career and have been in Towson’s winners program for the last two years. I have been the main guy for these two years and I feel that this will help me win at an even higher level.”

Earlier this month Timberlake was announced as an All-CAA first-team performer for his efforts in the 2022–23 season.


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