Trio of Mizzou basketball players reach final decisions regarding 2020 NBA Draft
The Missouri Tigers have been waiting to hear what 3 key players would decide regarding the 2020 NBA Draft.
Earlier this week, Xavier Pinson revealed he’d be returning to school. That left Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon as the players still considering their futures.
However, on Friday, both Tilmon and Smith took to Twitter to reveal that they’d be heading back to Mizzou for the 2020-21 season:
Basketball is my way out and I got people counting on me. My job is to remain humble and never fold. This road is not the easiest but being from EAST ST.LOUIS it’s in our blood to go hard! I want the world to know it’s more than just basketball , if I can do it you can do it to💯 pic.twitter.com/gfkrWGKXEA
— Jeremiah Tilmon (@jeremiahtilmon_) July 24, 2020
Here’s Smith’s announcement on Twitter:
Run it back turbo 🤑 pic.twitter.com/PYi5XwRRqz
— Mitchell Smith (@YourboyMitchell) July 24, 2020
This gives Mizzou one of the most experienced rosters in the SEC heading into this coming season. College basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted that he’s heard many coaches talk about the Tigers as a potential sleeper:
Early prediction on Missouri's 20-21 starting five:
Dru Smith, Xavier Pinson, Mark Smith, Kobe Brown, Jeremiah Tilmon
*Several SEC coaches are pegging the Tigers — who have been injured the past few years — as a potential sleeper. https://t.co/j8LflrJshp
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 24, 2020
How will the Tigers fare with all that talent returning? Hopefully we’ll find out in a few short months.