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Tiller makes a late switch

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When Mike Anderson left UAB to take the head coaching position at Missouri, J.T. Tiller, a Blazer 2006 signee, decided to rethink his commitment to the Conference USA school.
Tiller has been granted a release from his Letter of Intent and will sign with Anderson again on Monday after a weekend visit to Missouri.
"I was ready to stick with (new UAB) coach (Mike) Davis but he told me that they thought I was going to go to Missouri with coach Anderson," Tiller said. "I told coach Anderson that and he said that he was ready for me to come to Missouri because I would have the same spot there. I decided to do that."
Tiller is a perfect player for Anderson's 40 minutes of defense, up and down offense and fast paced game. Tiller said that was a key reason why he wanted to switch his commitment.
"I never saw Indiana play but my dad was talking to the new assistant and he said they run more of a half court offense. That isn't really my style. I like to get out and run and play defense. That's another reason why I wanted to stick with coach Anderson."
Tiller said he is looking forward to visiting Columbia for the first time and looking forward to helping rebuild the Big 12 program.
"It's a bigger scale at Missouri and it will have good competition there. I'm really looking forward to it," Tiller said.
The No. 136 ranked senior in the country joins New Jersey guard Keon Lawrence in the Mizzou backcourt in the class of 2006.
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