After a strong junior season, Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman Sr. will test the NBA Draft waters.
Tillman announced on Tuesday that he will enter his name in the 2020 NBA Draft, but is not hiring an agent. Therefore, he maintains his final year of eligibility, should he decide to return to school.
This season, the 6-foot-8 Tillman made 31 starts, averaging 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection.
In 2018-19, Tillman played in all 39 games, starting 14. He was named the conference’s Sixth Man of the Year, averaging 10.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
“To Spartan Nation: I thank you for your love and support and for welcoming me and my family,” Tillman wrote in his Twitter announcement. “Your energy and the atmosphere that you created was a huge reason that I came to MSU.”
— Xavier Tillman (@Rookiedunker) March 24, 2020
It will be interesting to see how the draft process plays out for Tillman. Workouts and pre-draft combines have all been put on hold due to coronavirus.
How much feedback will he be able to receive in the current climate? Also, how much will it affect his ultimate decision?
We’ll find out.