Following their loss to the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday night, the Utah Utes are looking like they’re going to miss their first NCAA Tournament since 2014.
However, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the future.
Earlier this month, 2017 three-star forward Donnie Tillman announced he was committing to the Utes.
So what does Tillman, Utah’s third commit in the class of 2017, bring to the table for the Utes? Let’s take a look!
For starters, as Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News notes, the Utes had been interested in Tillman for a long time before he committed. He chose the Utes over Cal, USC, and Marquette, among others. Additionally, Tillman attends the famed Findlay Prep in Las Vegas.
The first thing that sticks out in that video is that Tillman can throw down flashy dunks with the best of them. If his ability to finish around the rim and alter shots on defense sticks with him at Utah, the Utes are going to have a special player. Of course, at 6’7, he won’t be playing down low too often, at least in a traditional sense. Tillman can also handle and move the ball exceptionally for a player of his stature.
Utah now has three commits in the class of 2017 and one spot remaining, per Verbal Commits. It will be interesting to see where the Utes go next.