Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

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Top prospects who returned to school, withdrawing from 2019 NBA draft

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Killian Tillie, Gonzaga (Forward)

Aggregate Mock Draft Rank: 42

It was odd that Killian Tillie pulled out of the 2019 NBA Draft Combine but was the first sign that he may have been leaning towards returning to school. He dealt with health concerns last year and his draft stock has arguably never been lower.

The French-born forward averaged 12.9 points per game as a sophomore and last season, that scoring rate dropped to just 6.2 ppg. After Tillie notched the second-best Player Efficiency Rating in the West Coast Conference in 2018, he failed to make the Top 20 leaderboard as a junior.

For the 6-foot-10 forward, going back to school and getting healthy enough to lead Gonzaga without Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura will be a big test. However, if he can rise to the occasion, he will likely have an NBA deal waiting on the other side.

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