Tilmon declares for NBA Draft, can still return to MU

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Missouri sophomore forward Jeremiah Tilmon will enter his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool but will not hire an agent and retain his collegiate eligibility, MU Athletics confirmed in a release Monday.

PowerMizzou's Gabe DeArmond first reported the news.

Tilmon is unlikely to be selected when the NBA Draft takes place June 20 in Brooklyn, New York, but entering the pool will allow him to test the NBA waters and receive feedback from teams.

"It’s always been a dream of mine since I started playing basketball to make it to the NBA,” Tilmon said in the release. “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 follows in the footsteps of teammate Jontay Porter, who entered the NBA Draft pool last season while holding on to his collegiate eligibility. Porter participated in the NBA Draft Combine before deciding to return to Missouri.

“Jeremiah has a chance to take advantage of a valuable opportunity and gather information through the process to help him moving forward,” Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin said in the release. “We fully support him using the resources available and we’ll assist him in any way we can.”

The 6-foot-10 Tilmon has been a regular starter during his first two seasons in Columbia. Tilmon finished his sophomore campaign averaging a productive 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, but foul troubles continued to haunt the big man, who fouled out of 10 contests in 2018-19.

Tilmon has until May 29 to make a final decision on his future. By then, he'll have to choose to either come back to MU for his junior season or permanently lose his eligibility and remain in the draft pool.

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