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  Jerome Tillman

Jerome Tillman

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beavercreek, Ohio

High School:
Beavercreek

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 235

Position:
F

02/23/2007

New Mexico State 77, Ohio 72

New Mexico State 77, Ohio 72

Career Honors
MAC Report Online Player of the Year (2006-07, 2008-09) ... MidAmPub.com Player of the Year (2008-09) ... First-team NABC All-District 14 (2008-09) ... First-team All-MAC (2006-07, 2008-09) ... Honorable mention All-MAC (2007-08) ... MAC All-Freshman Team (2005-06) ... MAC Report Online Mid-Season Player of the Year (2008-09) ... Blue Ribbon MAC Preseason Player of the Year (2008-09) ... Preseason All-MAC (2007-08, 2008-09) ... MAC East Division Player of the Week (1/5/09, 1/19/09, 1/14/08, 1/21/08, 2/5/07, 12/11/06) ... Marques Maybin Classic All-Tournament Team (2008) ... Rainbow Classic All-Tournament Team (2007) ... NABC Classic All-Tournament Team (2006).

As a Senior (2008-09)
MAC Report Online Player of the Year ... MidAmPub.com Player of the Year ... First-team NABC All-District 14 ... First-team All-MAC ... Preseason All-MAC ... MAC Report Online Mid-Season Player of the Year ... Blue Ribbon MAC Preseason Player of the Year ... Preseason All-MAC ... Two-time MAC East Player of the Week ... Marques Maybin Classic All-Tournament Team ... Finished his career ranked eighth in school history in both points (1,635) and rebounds (860), becoming just the fifth player in school history to crack the program's top-10 in both categories ... Also finished fifth in both free throws (436) and free throw attempts (601) ... Became just the 15th player program history to earn all-conference honors three times during his career ... Led the MAC with eight double-doubles on the year ... Paced the conference with an average of 5.44 defensive rebounds per contest ... Finished second in the MAC in rebounds per game (8.1), third in points per game (17.7), fourth in both field goal percentage (50.7) and offensive rebounds per game (2.63) and eighth in free throw percentage (73.6) ... Reached double figures in 31 of 32 games and led Ohio in scoring 22 times during the campaign ... Also paced the Bobcats in rebounds on 23 occasions ... Posted his eighth double-double of the season against Bowling Green in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament, finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds ... Led all players with 14 points in the win over Western Michigan in the first round of the MAC Tournament ... Broke the 1,600-point barrier with a game-high 17 at Akron ... Scored 13 points and gathered in a game-high seven rebounds in the home win over Miami ... Led all players with 19 points and added eight rebounds at Eastern Kentucky ... Posted his seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds at Kent State ... Led Ohio with 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting and shared game-high honors with seven rebounds in the home win over Toledo ... Moved into 10th place on Ohio's career scoring list with a game-high 14 points in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Led all players with 24 points in the home win over Northern Illinois ... Sank a career-high 12 free throws en route to a 20-point day at home against Bowling Green ... Led the Bobcats with 21 points at Buffalo ... Carried Ohio to its first victory at Miami in six years, finishing with a career-high 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field, while also grabbing seven boards ... Scored 29 of his 35 points in the second half, including the Bobcats' first 18 of the period ... Collected a game-high nine rebounds to go along with 16 points in the home win over Kent State ... Had a monster game in the victory over Bucknell, finishing with 28 points and 15 rebounds to mark his sixth double-double of the season ... Shot 10-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the stripe against the Bison ... Ripped off his fifth double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 boards, while matching his career high with four steals, in the win over St. Francis (N.Y.) ... Paced the field with 18 points in the win over Holy Cross ... Knocked down 7-of-9 shots from the floor en route to 14 points at Marshall ... Led Ohio with 16 points at No. 10/9 Xavier ... Posted his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 16 rebounds in the win over Indiana State ... Poured in a game-high 21 points at No. 11/11 Louisville ... Netted 25 points against Lamar ... Led all players with 21 points in the dramatic home win over Tulsa ... Posted game highs of 22 points and 16 rebounds at George Mason to earn his third double-double of the season ... Ripped off a double-double with 19 points and 14 boards in the victory at Austin Peay ... Posted his 19th-career double-double in the season-opening win over William & Mary, finishing with game highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds.

As a Junior (2007-08)
Honorable mention All-MAC ... Preseason All-MAC ... Second on the team in points per game (13.3), rebounds per game (7.6), free throw percentage (76.7) and blocks (15) ... Made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays on two occasions during the season with a dunk at Maryland (No.7) and a block versus Central Michigan (No. 8) ... Recorded his 18th-career double-double against Bradley in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds ... Had 21 points against Brown in the first-round win over Brown ... Snared 21 total rebounds in two CBI games ... Turned in a career-high 25 points in the win over Buffalo in the regular-season finale.

As a Sophomore (2006-07)
First-team All-MAC ... Ranked fourth in the MAC in rebounds per game (8.2) and field goal percentage (56.1), while finishing seventh in scoring (14.6) ... Led the team with 12 double-doubles, including six in an eight-game stretch from Jan. 11-Feb. 3 ... Reached double figure in the points column in 29 of the Bobcats' 32 games ... Recorded a career-high 17 rebounds at Kent State ... Set a new career high with 23 points at Bellarmine, then tied that mark against Toledo ... Netted 17 points in Ohio's overtime win over Marshall ... Recorded the first double-double of his career against Marist with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

As a Freshman (2005-06)
MAC All-Freshman Team ... Started five games and came off the bench for 21 others ... Led the Bobcats with an average of 0.6 blocks per game and finished second in field goal percentage with a mark of 52.4 percent ... Turned in 16 points and three assists in the win at Bowling Green ... Recorded five points and five rebounds against Cincinnati in his collegiate debut.

High School
Earned first-team all-conference and all-area honors as a senior, while also capturing league MVP accolades ... Named Beavercreek's MVP and Most Improved Player in his final season ... Averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game during his high school career, including marks of 27 points, 13 rebounds and two steals per game as a senior.

Personal
Born April 25, 1987 ... Son of Florence and the late Jerome Tillman ... Has a brother, Justin, and a sister, Jacqueline ... A business major.