Xavier Tillman Enters Name Into NBA Draft -- But Decision Not Final

"I will be keeping my college eligibility," he said.

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March 24, 2020 - 3:58 pm
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Xavier Tillman might be done at Michigan State. 

The junior forward announced Tuesday that he'll be entering his name in the 2020 NBA Draft.

This doesn't mean his decision is final. Tillman has until June 15 to withdraw his name from the draft if he doesn't hire an agent. But this gives him a chance to get feedback from NBA evaluators as to where he might be picked and whether or not he should return to school. 

"With the support of my family and coaches I have decided to test the waters and will enter my name in the 2020 NBA Draft," Tillman said in a statement on Twitter. "It is important for me to gather as much information as possible before making this decision. Throughout the process I will be keeping my college eligibility."

After a breakout season as a sophomore, Tillman was named second-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. He averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks this season over 31 games.