Justin Tillman is announcing himself with the Atlanta Hawks G League affiliate

Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Atlanta Hawks G League affiliate the College Park Skyhawks have had an interesting season. They could not buy a win at the start of the season, but are now starting to climb out of the hole that they found themselves in.

They have done this on the back of a number of players. Sharife Cooper was one of the key players at the start of the season. Then Jalen Johnson showed that he is ready to take the next step which helped start to open up the game for the rest of the team.

Cat Barber, who was called up to the Hawks during the Covid-19 crisis they recently endured, then showed that he has game. Now, over the last four games Justin Tillman has started to come into his owwn, helping the Skyhawks to a 2-2 record over that period.

The College Park Skyhawks can continue to feed the Atlanta Hawks with players like Justin Tillman.

Tillman signed a 10-day contract with the Hawks during the Covid-19 crisis and this appears to have given the 6’8″ center an injection of confidence. Since coming back to the G League he has played on another level, the last four games have been sensations.

Over these games Tillman has averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 28.3 minutes per game. His efficiency has also been off the charts, going at 70.0 percent from the floor and 92.3 percent from the line which has helped the team no end.

It was his performance against the Greensboro Swarm which showed the potential of where his game could go. He had 30 points, seven rebounds, and an impressive seven assists to help his team get the win. He then followed this performance up with 30 points and nine rebounds in the loss against the Motor City Cruise.

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The Skyhawks are benefitting from the growth of players like Tillman and this could benefit the Atlanta Hawks long term.