High school sports: Timberman signs with Parkland College (4/18/22)

Northview’s Macey Timberman (center) signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Parkland College on Monday afternoon.

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Ever since she was a little girl, Northview’s Macey Timberman knew she wanted to play basketball at the college level.

And after three good seasons as a Knight, she began to attract interest from various schools.

One of them was Parkland College, a community college in Champaign, Illinois. The coaching staff reached out to Northview girls’ basketball head coach Zack Keyes to set up a meeting with Timberman after a game in which they invited her to tour the campus and practice with the team.

Timberman spent the day touring the school and its facilities before undergoing rigorous training with the Cobras.

At the end of the day, Parkland head coach Allie Lindemann offered the four-year-old Northview star the opportunity to play for the program on a scholarship.

Timberman didn’t need much time to think about it. She told her parents, TG and Beth, that Parkland was where she wanted to be and that she didn’t want to take any more offers.

“One day, [Lindemann] contacted me to see if I was interested in their program. Then I made my visit there and they offered me a scholarship. From there, I stayed in touch with them and didn’t contact any other colleges,” Timberman said.

She made a verbal commitment at the end of October, then played her senior season which saw her average of 19.7 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game. Timberman received numerous awards for her season, including being the last member of the program’s 1,000 points club, which ran until Monday afternoon at the Senior Café in Northview, where she signed her letter of intent to officially become a member of Parkland College. women’s basketball team.

“When I was little, I always wanted to play basketball. It was my main sport. I just knew if I stuck to it, it would pay off. Now it pays for my college, which is really cool,” Timberman said. “I couldn’t have done it without any of my teammates and coaches. There’s a lot of support that comes from my hometown.

There were many reasons why Timberman decided Parkland was the place for her. Among them were Cobra’s style of play and the school choosing his major to become a dental hygienist.

“When I practiced with the girls, I could see how their game was. I liked the way they played. It was obviously more intense than a high school game, but I had the felt like I went there…I just felt welcome,” Timberman said. “And then of course my middle finger is there, so that was a big thing.”

With Monday’s signing, Timberman closes the high school chapter of her basketball history and will prepare to begin writing the college version when she arrives on campus in Champaign at the end of the summer.

But the memories she made at Northview, especially her final season in Brazil, will be something she will carry with her long after wearing the green and gold of the Cobras.

“The memories of it all, I just feel like no team has come as close to coming through Northview as we have. I mean, we set a record for most wins in a season. We also probably set the record for most comebacks after losing nearly 20 points at halftime and winning somehow. We just believed in ourselves and that’s what I will cherish. And the love we had for each other, especially us five seniors. Even when we go to college it will definitely be different playing without them, but I’m excited to [begin at Parkland]”Timberman said.

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