March 6, 2015

Falls is climbing

Kevin McCarthy

He's just a sophomore, probably 170 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame. Basketball is his passion. Such a description could fit probably hundreds of high school players throughout northern California but there is only one Tim Falls.

photo of Tim Falls

An Honorable Mention Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection last season and a heavy favorite to be a First Team honoree when those choices are made soon, Falls has already separated himself from most.

Here's Dublin High Coach Tom Costello on his underclassmen: “Tim's a dynamic player who scores in a variety of ways and he sees the floor well and gets the ball to the player in the right spot. He hates to lose, is as competitive as they come and plays above his age. When your better players are also your hardest workers, it makes the team that much easier to coach.”

Asked what he perceives as his top talent, Falls offered, “Shooting is probably my best skill.” He modestly credits the shooting guns available at Dublin for the accuracy with his shot.

About the fierceness he displays, “that probably comes from my Mom. She's very competitive on her job. My Mom and Dad push me to get better.”

He also credits Stevie Johnson, a Dublin High assistant coach—“He's worked with me since the seventh grade" and Kelvin "KP” Potts as basketball influences.

Watching his video highlights, Falls displays solid range, a quick release plus a soft touch and the acumen to see the best passing angles to teammates when he dribble-drives.

The cause for him going with basketball over other sports is a simple and direct one—“going to Warriors games.”

Falls earned a 3.3 grade point average last semester.

He is looking to run with the Golden State Arsenal this spring and summer.