Kim Tillie

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Kim Tillie
No. 41 – Herbalife Gran Canaria
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1988-07-15) July 15, 1988 (age 30)
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolLycee Jean de la Fontaine
(Paris, France)
CollegeUtah (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2012ASVEL
2012–2014UCAM Murcia
2014–2017Baskonia
2017–2018Olympiacos
2018–presentGran Canaria
Career highlights and awards

Kim Tillie (born July 15, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball at the University of Utah. He is a 2.11 m (6'11") tall[1] power forward, that can also play as a small ball center.

Early years[edit]

Tillie graduated from Lycee Jean de la Fontaine High School, in Paris, France, where he played high school basketball. As a youth, he also played basketball with the junior teams of the club Paris Basket Racing.

College career[edit]

Tillie played 4 seasons of college basketball at the University of Utah, with the Utah Utes, from 2006 to 2010.[2] He wasn't drafted in the 2010 NBA draft.

Professional career[edit]

After his college basketball career, Tillie returned to France, in May 2010, and signed a two-year deal with ASVEL.[3] In July 2011, he extended his contract with ASVEL.[4] He played with the Washington Wizards' summer league squad in the 2012 NBA Summer League.

In July 2012, he left France, and signed a two-year deal with UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB.[5] In July 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the Spanish EuroLeague club Baskonia.[6] In July 2017, he signed a two-year deal with the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos.[7] However, he was waived on July 5, 2018.[8]

On July 25, 2018, Tillie signed a one-year deal with Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.[9]

French national team[edit]

Tillie was a member of the junior national teams of France. With France's junior national teams, he played at the 2006 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, where he won a gold medal, the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he won a bronze medal, and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Tillie has also been a member of the senior French national basketball team. With France's senior national team, he has played at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where he won a bronze medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Baskonia 24 1 18.1 .452 .385 .773 4.6 1.0 .8 .1 5.5 6.8
2015–16 Baskonia 29 21 22.4 .456 .267 .717 3.8 .9 1.0 .2 6.0 6.3
2016–17 Baskonia 32 15 19.1 .549 .407 .912 3.8 1.1 .7 .2 6.9 8.2
2017–18 Olympiacos 10 3 16.1 .481 .571 .571 2.4 .5 .2 .2 3.8 3.1
Career 95 40 19.6 .489 .387 .780 3.9 .7 .2 .2 5.9 6.7

Personal life[edit]

Tillie's father, Laurent Tillie, is a former professional volleyball player and coach of the French national volleyball team. He is also the brother of Kevin Tillie, a professional volleyball player, and Killian Tillie, currently playing U.S. college basketball.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim TILLIE (FRA) Height: 211cm/6'11" Position: Center.
  2. ^ "Kim Tillie-Utah Utes Bio". utahutes.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "ASVEL inks former Utes Kim Tillie". Sportando.com. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Asvel confirms Kim Tillie". Euroleague.net. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "UCAM Murcia tabs forward Kim Tillie". Sportando.com. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Laboral Kutxa, Kim Tillie agree". Euroleague.net. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Olympiacos officially signs Kim Tillie". Eurohoops.net. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Olympiacos, Kim Tillie part ways". Sportando. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria reaches an initial agreement with Kim Tillie - Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria". Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ Kim TILLIE (FRA).
  11. ^ umdf. "Killian Tillie : nouvelle pépite du basket français". SportsSpirit. Retrieved 2016-02-06.

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