Jeremiah Tilmon declares for the NBA Draft
COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball's rising junior forward Jeremiah Tilmon announced on Moday that he will be testing the waters in the 2019 NBA Draft.
In a press release from Mizzou Athletics, Tilmon said that it has always been a dream of his to make it to the NBA.
But Tilmon also plans to take precautions throughout the process to maintain his collegiate eligibility, giving him the option to return to Columbia for his third season.
“I want to get everything I can out of this process. I’m excited to learn from it and get the feedback I need," Tilmon said in a press release from Mizzou Athletics.
Missouri basketball's head coach Cuonzo Martin said he fully supports Tilmon's decision.
“Jeremiah has a chance to take advantage of a valuable opportunity and gather information through the process to help him moving forward,” head coach Cuonzo Martin said in a press release from Mizzou Athletics.
Tilmon earned a team-best 183 rebounds in his sophomore campaign. He is also the first Mizzou player since Laurence Bowers in 2012 to shoot over 50 percent from the field in back-to-back seasons when attempting 200 or more shots.
May 29 is the NCAA deadline for withdrawal from the NBA Draft.