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Utah forward Donnie Tillman to join UNLV

Updated July 29, 2019 - 10:20 am

Utah forward Donnie Tillman, formerly of Findlay Prep, will transfer to UNLV, the Rebels announced Monday night.

The 6-foot-7-inch junior started 15 of 31 games for the Utes last year and averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds to claim the Pac-12’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. He entered the transfer portal in June for personal reasons and visited several schools in the last month, including UNLV last week.

“Donnie is a proven, versatile wing who will immediately impact our program,” Rebels coach TJ Otzelberger said in a statement. “An elite rebounder, he also has the ability to push the break and excel in transition. He is able to facilitate plays for himself as well as his teammates and his skill level while playing multiple positions offensively and defensively will make him a valuable weapon in the Mountain West.”

Tillman is expected to receive a waiver allowing him to play in 2019-20 for Otzelberger, who has also landed Division I transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long (Texas), David Jenkins (South Dakota State), Moses Wood (Tulane) and Vitaliy Shibel (Arizona State).

The Detroit native played three years at the now-defunct Findlay Prep and averaged 14.3 points and 8.0 rebounds during his senior season of 2016-17.

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