Fighting Illini basketball just made the cut for their top recruiting target. According to ESPN's Jeff Borzello, five-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon (IL) has narrowed his college list to Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, and Texas. Tilmon is the No. 20 overall player in 247Sports' class-of-2017 composite rankings.
No. 29-ranked 2017 Jeremiah Tilmon tells ESPN he is down to five: Illinois, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas, Kansas. @jeremiahtilmon_— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) June 28, 2016
Tilmon, a native of Illinois, recently moved to Indiana in order to play at La Lumiere high school. The 6'11, 220-pound big man helped lead the Lakers to the DICK'S Sporting Goods National title game as a junior. Unfortunately, Tilmon suffered a dislocated shoulder during the championship bout, and he eventually had surgery on May 28. Tilmon's recovery from the procedure caused him to miss USA Basketball U-18 training camp along with the Spring AAU season.
Scouting Report (via Scout)
At 6-10 and equipped with a 7-2 wingspan, Tilmon has good size and length for the center position. Tilmon is a good area rebounder and solid shot blocker. On the offensive end, Tilmon has good hands and touch around the basket. The form on his mid-range jumpers look good. The next step is developing consistency and a go-to move on offensive, as well as consistently playing hard.
Strengths: Rebounding, Size, Potential
Areas for Improvement: Competitiveness, Go-To-Move, Strength