Tim Priller

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Tim Priller Biography

Tim Priller is a basketball player born in Dyer, Ind. and from North Richland Hills, Texas who played for Indiana University. He played for Indiana for four seasons from 2014-18. He was a two-star recruit that was recruited by Tom Crean. Priller was a fan favorite and was known to get some of the loudest ovations at Assembly Hall when he checked in.

  • Name: Tim Priller
  • Position: Forward
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Birthday: November 4, 1995
  • Hometown: Dyer, Indiana/North Richland Hills, Texas
  • High School: Richland High School
  • Height: 6’9″ (206 cm)
  • Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
  • Seasons: 4 (2014-18)
  • Jersey: #35
  • Current Team: None
  • NBA Draft: Undrafted

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Tim Priller Recruiting Profile

Tim Priller was a 2-star power forward from Richland High School in Texas. He led Richland to a 19-11 record in his senior year and averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game his senior year. He played AAU basketball with Deron Williams Elite and head coach Horace Pope.

He was ranked 436th nationally per 247Sports Composite, but Indiana head coach, Tom Crean and McClain saw Tim Priller as having potential and offered him a scholarship to play for Indiana. His only other offers were from much smaller programs – Albany, UIC, and Incarnate Word. Tim committed to Indiana on April 26, 2014.

  • 247 Composite Ranking: 2-Star (0.8088)
  • 247Sports: 3-star (81, NR Ranking)
  • Rivals: NR (NR Overall, NR PF)
  • ESPN: NR rating

Tim Priller’s Seasons with the Hoosiers

2014-2015 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (7th Season)
20-14 (9-9 Big Ten)
7th Place Big Ten
2015-2016 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (8th Season)
27-8 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏆 1st Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2016-2017 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (9th Season)
18-16 (7-11 Big Ten)
11th Place Big Ten
🏅 NIT First Round
2017-2018 Indiana Basketball Season
Archie Miller (1st Season)
16-15 (9-9 Big Ten)
7th Place Big Ten

Tim Priller’s Indiana University Statistics

2014-2015 8 14 23 2.9 1 6 0.167 0 3 NA 0 0 NA 1 2 3 0.4 5 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0.3
2015-2016 14 0 17 1.2 1 3 0.333 0 2 0.000 2 2 1.000 3 2 5 0.4 2 0 0 0.0 1 0 2 4 0.3
2016-2017 9 0 27 3.0 7 9 0.778 0 0 0.000 5 6 0.833 4 7 11 1.2 7 0 3 0.3 1 2 0 19 2.1
2017-2018 4 0 4 1.0 0 0 NA 0 0 NA 1 2 0.500 0 2 2 0.5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0.3
Total 35 0 71 2.0 9 18 0.500 0 5 0.000 8 10 0.800 8 13 21 0.6 15 0 3 0.1 4 4 3 26 0.7

Tim Priller’s Career at Indiana University

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Tim Priller came to Indiana in the wake of a down season for the Hoosiers who ended the season 17-15 and not making postseason play. Tim did not start any game this season besides during the trip Indiana made to Canada during the summer. He played in a total of 23 minutes on the season and scored his only points during the season opener against Mississippi Valley State.

He appeared in 14 games his sophomore year for 17 minutes in total and tallied four points, two against Eastern Illinois and two against McNeese State. The Hoosiers made the Sweet Sixteen this season and were Big Ten regular season champions. He played for one minute against North Carolina in the Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament.

His junior season, he played in 9 games and scored 19 points, 11 rebounds. One of the highlights on the season was his 6 points he scored off the bench at Purdue in five minutes. Indiana had another down season and this was Tom Crean’s last season as head coach.

Archie Miller took over as coach for Tim’s last season with Indiana. Archie did not utilize Tim as often as Tom Crean did as he only saw play time in 4 games and had 1 point off a free throw against Minnesota.

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Despite not having started a game, he was a fan favorite to many. Ever since he joined the team, he was adored by fans and was even trending on Twitter during a game in his freshman year. He had t-shirts made with the saying “It’s Priller Time” by local bars and consistently was cheered on by fans during game time.

Tim Priller’s Career after Indiana University

After his senior season, Tim graduated with a degree in liberal studies and a minor in sociology and criminology. He did not enter the NBA draft. With his degree, Priller currently works as a Training Manager for Enterprise Rent-a-Car since September 2018 in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

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