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Cuonzo Martin on Jeremiah Tilmon: “He’s a legitimate big guy, but he’s a mobile big guy.”

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Missouri head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin made an appearance in Mendon for the Mizzou Caravan, and he had some pretty exciting things to say about new signee Jeremiah Tilmon. (I guess the real news would be if he had displeasing things to say, but go with me here.)

From the KC Star:

“He’s a talented basketball player and a wonderful young man. ... He has good size, at 6-(foot)-10 and 235 pounds, and that’s something we felt like we needed. But he also has the ability to run the floor and to block shots, so we’re very excited to have him on board.”

From the Trib:

“He’s a legitimate big guy, but he’s a mobile big guy. ... “We have to continue to hone in on his skills and improve his offensive skills, working with his moves and his ability to face up and make plays,” Martin said. ... “Defensively, he’s a good shot blocker at the high school level. The next phase when he gets to this level is to be able to block shots and stay out of foul trouble.”

The addition of Tilmon gave Mizzou the No. 6 recruiting class in the country and addressed a pretty severe roster need.

More Links:

  • Really nice 5-0 win for Mizzou Baseball at Tennessee last night. TJ Sikkema — a freshman — scored his eighth win of the year (in only his second start) and notched the Tigers’ first complete game shutout in more than two years. Meanwhile, most of the offense was provided by a one swing, a grand slam by Matt Berler. Mizzou has 33 wins, and while the RPI probably isn’t going to improve that much, the Tigers’ best shot at an NCAA bid is to get to about 35 or so and basically dare the committee to deny a 35-win SEC team.

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