Jeremiah Tilmon Rumors
The Los Angeles Lakers announced they worked out six more prospects ahead of the NBA draft on July 29. The new group of prospects consists of Greg Brown of Texas, Neemias Queta of Utah State, Carlik Jones of Louisville, Feron Hunt of SMU, Jeremiah Tilmon of Missouri and Mitch Ballock of Creighton. Brown, a 6-foot-9 forward, played one season of collegiate basketball and averaged 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while shooting 42% on 7.4 attempts and 33% from deep on 3.5 attempts. He’s regarded as a late first-round pick or early second-rounder given the upside with his athleticism,
Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft Friday and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming season. Pinson started 31 games as a sophomore last season, averaging 11.1 points while shooting 40 percent from the field. Smith will be a fifth-year senior after the 6-foot-10 senior average 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. Tilmon also will be a senior has has averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 boards over 81 games in his career.
Missouri’s men’s basketball team got stronger Friday without adding a player. The program announced that Tigers guard Xavier Pinson and front-liners Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon have started the process of withdrawing from the NBA Draft and plan to return to Mizzou next season.
Three Mizzou men’s basketball players will enter their names in the 2020 NBA Draft pool, but they will still be able to retain their eligibility in college. Xavier Pinson (So.), Jeremiah Tilmon (Jr.) and Mitchell Smith (Jr.) will test the NBA waters these next few months.
Jeremiah Tilmon has displayed signs of his dominant potential and caused some Missouri fans to ponder if Saturday’s game against Alabama will also be their last chance to see the 6-foot-10 big man in a Missouri uniform. “I’ll test the waters, but I’m not putting two feet in,” Tilmon said Friday of exploring his stock for this summer’s NBA Draft. “I’m not doing that. I’m going to continue to maintain my eligibility.”