Updated as of 6/26/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
College: Michigan State
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Active finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker for his size
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Good shot blocker
Above average athlete
Very good motor
May not have much of a face-up game
Can be too passive on offense
Can be foul prone
Can struggle to guard players out on the perimeter
Undersized to play inside
Not an elite athlete
Xavier Tillman is an athletic, energetic big man that just now has been drawing some draft buzz due to his surprising, 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3-steals, and 2-blocks performance in his team’s Elite Eight upset win over Duke.
He is a very good scorer around the basket, and he can finish numerous plays above the rim. His athleticism, motor, and ability to excel on both ends of the floor really made things difficult for Duke’s big men in that game. Tillman also sets very good screens for his teammates on offense. With a strong junior season, he could end up being a second round pick in 2020.
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