University of Saskatchewan Huskies forward Levi Timmermans drives the hoop against Canada West opponent Lethbridge. Photo supplied

Valley basketball player ups his game after rookie season

With a year of USports basketball under his belt, a bigger, stronger Levi Timmermans will soon be home preparing for his sophomore season at the University of Saskatchewan.

The 2018 graduate of Vanier Secondary was one of eight rookies on the U of S Huskies squad that finished fourth in their conference and lost to defending national champion University of Calgary in the Canada West semi-finals.

“The season overall went very well,” Timmermans said. “We had by far the most challenging schedule in our whole conference.”

Playing time was limited as he took a back seat behind fifth-year forward Joe Barker — one of the league’s top rebounders — and 22-year-old Maxwell Amoafo of Ghana, whose field goal percentage was among the league’s best.

“I didn’t play a lot during the regular season, with varying minutes depending on injuries and who we were playing,” Timmermans said. “My season high was 16 minutes.”

After starting the season weighing 215 pounds, Timmermans added 25 pounds of muscle to his 6’9” frame — which will help him to make a difference at this level.

“I learned more than I ever have in a season and feel like I progressed far more than I ever have,” he said.

Timmermans will be back in the Comox Valley for the summer. He plans to play in the Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am league, and also play twice a week in Victoria with various professionals.

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