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Jeremiah Tilmon planning to return for his senior season

Mizzou Links for Tuesday, July 7

Tilmon says he will come back, bolstering Mizzou’s front court depth

Sports news as a whole has been exceedingly on the dry side as of late, and that’s especially true of Mizzou Hoops. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. As the saying goes, any news in the offseason is bad news, especially in an era of global pandemics.

However, Mizzou fans have been anxiously awaiting the confirmation that Jeremiah Tilmon, Xavier Pinson and Mitchell Smith will return to the program in 2020-2021. All three put their names in for the coming NBA draft, and there was some concern that, despite what their feedback said about the NBA, Tilmon and Pinson would be likely to start playing pro ball.

However, Jeremiah Tilmon put those rumors to rest (sort of?) in a talk with ABC 17 yesterday.

There doesn’t seem to be a ton of wiggle room for a potential jump to the NBA or even overseas ball. Tilmon coming back for his senior season is obviously a boost to Missouri’s chances of success, as an injury derailed what was looking to be the junior’s best season yet as a Tiger.

We’ll continue to await confirmation from Pinson and Smith, though avid Instagram users will note that Pinson has been less-than-coy about his return to the program on the social media platform.

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  • Both baseball and softball programs got good news on Monday when they learned their postseason bans would be counted as served in the abbreviated 2020 seasons. Both coaches, who have been vocal about their displeasure of the NCAA’s final ruling, released statements.

Congrats to these two programs, who were unjustly served by the NCAA.

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