Mizzou hoops picks up top-50 recruit from East St. Louis

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Missouri's late high-profile signings for its 2017 basketball recruiting class continued Monday morning.

The Mizzou Basketball Twitter account announced the signing of Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-10 center from East St. Louis High School.

“It’s truly exciting to keep a young man like Jeremiah at home with Mizzou Basketball,” head coach Cuonzo Martin said in a release. “Jeremiah, as a player and person, possesses the type of skill and presence we’d like to become a staple of this program. We feel that he has the ability to become a game-changing presence on both ends of the floor. His parents, April and Jeremiah, Sr., raised a son who we feel can really flourish at the University of Missouri.”

Tilmon had previously signed with Illinois before being granted a release due to the Fighting Illini firing head basketball coach John Groce in March. The Flyers standout averaged 15.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game, according to a release from Mizzou Basketball.

Tilmon joins top-ranked recruit Michael Porter Jr., freshmen Blake Harris and C.J. Roberts, and senior transfer Kassius Robertson as Tigers newcomers.

ESPN,, and 247 Sports all ranked Tilmon in their national top-50 lists for class of 2017 high school basketball recruits.

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