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

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