Donnie Tillman

Late decision for 2017 forward Donnie Tillman

Donnie Tillman's versatility and toughness make him a coveted recruit by a number of programs. The 2017 prospect breaks down the latest in his recruitment.

One of 2017’s most versatile forwards comes from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep in Donnie Tillman. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound athlete will be able to play the three and four at the next level due his size, motor and athleticism.

Tillman listed Iowa State, Cal, Utah, USC, TCU and St Mary’s as some of the schools he’s being actively recruited by right now but has yet to take the next step in his process.

“I haven’t narrowed things down,” Tillman said. “I’m open to everyone at the moment.”

The rising senior says that the schools he’s built the best relationships with at this point are Utah, Cal and Iowa State. He discussed what he likes about each of them.

Utah: “I like the opportunity to play, it’s in the Pac-12, it’s pretty close - not far from Vegas - the head coach played in the NBA and he can pass down his knowledge to me.”

Cal: “I have a great relationship with coach (Cuonzo) Martin. We come from the same background. There’s a lot of opportunity to play there. I think I can come in and make an instant impact.”

Iowa State: “I really love their offense. They play versatile, position-less basketball and that’s what I pride my game on since I can play multiple positions.”

As of now, Tillman hasn’t set up any official visits.

“Nothing yet,” he said. “I’ll probably start taking them at beginning of my season when they start playing. I want to see the schools I’m considering play live. I still want to get to know the coaches more since I only get five visits.”

The plan for Tillman is to make a decision at some point after the fall signing period.

“I’ll probably commit mid-season and won’t sign until later,” he said. “A lot of people are saying I’m their number one priority so I want to see who commits there. I don’t want to get there and be looking over my shoulder.”


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