Xavier Tillman

Height: 6-8
Weight: 260
College: Michigan State
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 1/12/1999

2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 53
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker for his size
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Good shot blocker
Good athlete
Very good motor

 
Cons:

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

 
Summary:

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.

 

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

24/7 Sports’ Article Mentioning Tillman

BT Powerhouse’s Article on Tillman

SB Nation’s The Only Colors’ Article on Tillman

Sports Illustrated’s Article On Tillman Returning to School