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Darnell Tillman
Player Profile:
Darnell Tillman 2384141
Position: Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: University City
Other College: Florida State-Jacksonville CC

Finished with the highest career field goal percentage (61.0%) in program history.

2016-17: Played in all 35 games with 34 starts, the second-most in school history … Posted the highest single-season field goal percentage (64.8%) in program history … Led the team with 5.7 rebounds per game … Pulled down 7-plus rebounds in 15 contests … Averaged 4.1 points … Shot 65 percent (59-for-91) from the field and 52 percent (26-for-50) from the foul line … Scored a season-high 11 points with seven rebounds vs. Green Bay (3/15) in the opening round victory in the College Basketball Invitational … Grabbed a career-high 12 boards vs. Wyoming (3/20) in the quarterfinals of the CBI … Scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the season opener at #22 Creighton.

2015-16: Played in 31 games (seven starts) … Averaged 2.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.3 minutes per game … Shot a team-high 56 percent (35-for-63) from the floor … Scored in double figures twice … Finished 15-for-28 (.536) from the charity stripe … Grabbed at least five rebounds in eight games … Secured at least three offensive boards six times … Started five consecutive contests from Nov. 21-Dec. 5 … Scored a career-high 12 points to go along with six rebounds and a career-best four free throws at Utah Valley (2/20) … Recorded 11 points on a perfect 5-for-5 line from the floor with seven boards vs. UT Martin (12/1) … Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds including six offensive boards at Louisville (12/22) … Finished second on the team with 16 blocks (0.5 per game) … Tallied a career-best three blocks vs. Mississippi State (12/12) … Recorded nine steals … Grabbed a career-high two steals at Chicago State (3/5) and vs. South Dakota State (11/28).

2014-15 (Florida State-Jacksonville CC): Played in 28 games (21 starts) at Florida State College at Jacksonville ... Averaged 6.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per contest ... Grabbed 2.1 offensive boards per game ... Shot 60 percent (79-for-132) from the floor and 59 percent (26-for-44) from the foul line ... Logged 16 assists and 14 steals ... Played 18.9 minutes per game.

2013-14 (Southern Idaho CC): Saw action in 31 games (10 starts) at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho ... Averaged 3.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 13.1 minutes per game ... Shot 62 percent (49-for-79) from the floor ... Notched 18 blocks, 16 steals and 11 assists. 

High School: Played at University City (Mo.) High School near St. Louis ... Named all-conference as a senior after averaging 14 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game … Became the all-time blocks leader in school history ... Team captain and Team MVP his final season … Averaged five rebounds per contest while playing in every game as a junior ... Coached by David Gammon.

Personal: Born Aug. 6, 1995 in Atlanta ... Son of Shaunta Tillman ... Has three siblings, Demond, Darrell and Devin.

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