Scouting Elite 100: Jeremiah Tilmon

Jeremiah Tilmon is one of the top players in the state of Illinois regardless of class. He took part in the Nike Elite 100 camp in St. Louis recently. Here's a look at how he did in the annual event.

The top 2017 prospect in the state of Illinois is East St. Louis power forward Jeremiah Tilmon. The young post has a crazy amount of upside. Colleges are taking notice and offering him early in the process including schools like Illinois. Tilmon was at the Nike Elite 100 Camp recently. Here we take a closer look at what he showed there.

First Impression

Tilmon has all the physical tools you could ask for in a young post. He checked in during registration at 6'10" tall and weighed in at 234 pounds with a 7'1" wingspan. It was an up and down performance for Tilmon throughout the week. The place that he shined most was on the offensive boards. He had several nice put backs in a game where he went head to head with fellow Illini target Nick Rakocevic. Tilmon used his length to get on the boards and has a soft touch to finish off the glass.

Position Skills

The East St. Louis big man does a great job using the backboard to score. He is able to use both hands around the hoop to get his points. Tilmon has soft hands in the paint and runs the floor great for his size.

He is definitely still fairly raw as a player at this stage. He looked a bit confused at times of where to be, but will be fine in time. On the defensive glass, he could be a little more assertive and stronger going for rebounds.

One area I have always liked about his game are his face up skills and ability to stretch the defense. He did not show it that much during the camp, and that could have been because he was playing the five a lot for his team.

Tilmon remains a priority prospect for the Illini in the class of 2017 in the early stages of his high school career.

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