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Jeremiah Tilmon cuts list to Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, and Texas

Tilmon took an unofficial visit to Champaign this weekend.

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.

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