Michigan State's Xavier Tillman, Aaron Henry make NBA decision
A pair of Michigan State basketball players have made decisions regarding their futures.
On Sunday, Xavier Tillman Sr. announced that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft this year, getting a start on his career at the professional level. Aaron Henry, however, will be returning to East Lansing to continue his career with the Spartans.
“To Spartan Nation: We have had an amazing ride for 3 record breaking years,” Tillman wrote in a message. “Three B1G Championships, A B1G Tourney Championship and a Final Four.
“Based on the feedback I’ve received from NBA teams I am excited to announce my intention to hire an agent and pursue one of my lifelong dreams. I will keep my name in the 2020 NBA Draft.”
Tillman averaged a double-double for Michigan State last year, posting 13.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game during the 2019-20 campaign. He also shot 55 percent from the field.
Henry will be returning to East Lansing for his junior season with the Spartans. He was a big part of Michigan State’s success last year, as well, averaging 10.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest.
Michigan State finished last season with a 22-9 record and a 14-6 mark in B1G play. The Spartans shared a piece of the conference regular season crown with Maryland and Wisconsin.