Good luck Donnie, hope things go well for you and your mother.
Kudos to this young man. Hope his mom gets well and he can return to school and
basketball. But, how can a supposed P 5 “revenue” team be a
“dumpster fire.” I thought there was this “ next man up”
scenario going on. I guess not so much at the U. Looks like the Utes will have
another season where they are the 4th best team in the State of Utah. Hey, but
on the bright side, they will be one of the better teams in a really weak PAC
12. See there is always a silver lining.
Utah hoops will be a dumpster fire this year, AGAIN!
Good luck to Donnie and his mother, wish him and her the best. Watching Tillman
the past two years has shown what a great coach Larry K. is, along with his
excellent staff. Donnie has showed remarkable improvement each year. His
shooting ability last year was off the charts compared to his previous years. I
love how Provo fans continue to try to make up an issue about the Utes having
new players each year and making up stories about Coach K. being the cause.
Bottom line, Larry is a terrific coach and he gets the most out of his players.
Utah is grateful to have such a good coach in Larry K. Utah will be young next
year, but maybe the most athletic they have ever been. The future is bright on
the hill, go UTES!
Every year is a rebuild year. How does the coach keep his job?
Good decision for Tillman but why are so many others leaving? There’s
plenty of playing time availiable. Very bad time for Utah basketball. I wonder
what’s going on?
DT’s mother lives in LV, so a transfer to UNLV makes sense.Good luck to both!Go Utes!
Best of luck to Donnie and to his mother and I certainly hope that everything
works out well for both ! I do have a question, if , theoretically, Donnie sits
out a year while helping his mother, won't he have a decision to make next
year if he truly has pro aspirations in the US or in foreign countries? Would he
not , at that time , be able to transfer to another team, possibly a team much
closer to Detroit ? It seems that to accomplish any pro aspirations, Donnie
needs to play another year of college to better his skills and pro chances. It
will be interesting to see if he ends up back in SLC, ( I would personally
guess that's not going to happen ), or if he may end up at a school closer
Disappointing loss of experience for what was already going to be a very young
team.Great respect for Donnie putting basketball on hold to spend
time with his mother.
What a great kid. I'm glad to see his priorities are in order. Family
above all.Thank you goes out to Coach K for encouraging Donnie to be
with his mom.I hope Donnie will return to the U eventually. If not,
I will still be a fan of his in whatever life takes him.Go Utes!
Best wishes to Mrs. Tillman. Sounds like you have raised a fine son.
Tillman is making a great decision for his mother. Coach K seems to have a new
team each year. Too many players leave each year, why?
Donnie is displaying maturity and grace and a clear understanding of what is
important in life. There will be wonderful days ahead for him and hopefully as a
Ute, but his mom and her need for him right now is so much more important than
college sports. I really have to commend him on his handling of a tough
situation. He's behaving like a grown man. All thoughts and prayers for
you, your dear mom and your entire family Donnie Tillman.
We don't often get an explanation from players when they leave, and
Donnie's well thought out announcement was not only gracious, but it
offered a rare insight into the thought process he put into this. I want to
wish him all the best, and hope his mother benefits by his love.
I hope things take a turn for the better for his mother. It's good to see
Utah fans that, while disappointed, are showing class and support of this young
kid who obviously has his priorities straight. Good luck to you and your family,
Best wishes to you and motherGo Utes Go Pac-12Go p5
Family first! So, play of the season!We may miss him next season,
but not as much as his family would if he stayed.
Family First -what a good example. Detroit is too far and his mother
and Donnie's family have to be priority.Wishing him and Donna the
best.and a big 'thank you' for all the contributions to
the Ute program. Hope to see you in an NBA uniform still.
Wish him, and his mother well!
Wow. This one hurts the program in a big way. He's got his priorities
straight and can always come back to basketball when his situation allows.
You'll be missed but your priority is being with your mother. Good luck.
I have great respect for any player who is willing to put aside the game to be
with family in need. Tillman would have been a major player for the Utes this
year. As a Cougar fan and a Duck fan I say more power to you Mr. Tillman and
hope things go well for your mother.
Thank you, Mr. Tillman, for sharing your talents with Utah. I pray that all goes
well with your family. Thank you, Coach K, for showing what is truly important.
Big loss for Utah, I thought he would be a top 2 player this season. I was
hoping for a NBA level breakout seasonWish him and his family
well!Krystkowiak's comments sound like Tillman won't be
coming back. If that is true then he continues to hemorrhage talent.Go UTES!