Former Utah forward Donnie Tillman reportedly transferring to UNLV

Deseret News

Forward Donnie Tillman has reportedly found a destination to continue his basketball career.

Tillman, who played the past two seasons for Larry Krystkowiak’s Utah program, is transferring to UNLV, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Sam Gordon.

Gordon reported that Tillman is expected to receive a waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play in the 2019-20 season.

On June 7, Utah announced Tillman would not be a part of the Utes' team in the 2019-20 season so he could help care for his mother, who's dealing with significant health issues.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share with Utah fans that I will not be returning to the Utes this fall," Tillman said in a statement at that time. "I have always respected and admired Utah's commitment to academics, athletics and family. The Ute fans have always shown me unwavering support, as well. I respect both the University and the fans more now for understanding my wanting to be with my mother at this time, as her ongoing health issues continue. Coach Krystkowiak believes in putting family first and I cannot thank him enough for allowing me to follow in his lead."

New Jersey Advance Media's Brian Fonseca reported on June 20 that Tillman was visiting Rutgers, and that Michigan and UNLV were other likely destinations for the 6-foot-7 wing to transfer to. Tillman is a Detroit native, and Fonseca reported Tillman's mother lives in Las Vegas.

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