Mark Till­mon is a sought-​after speaker, engag­ing audi­ences of all ages and sizes on the impor­tance of edu­ca­tion, health, lead­er­ship and per­se­ver­ance. Mark is often rec­og­nized for his char­i­ta­ble efforts receiv­ing numer­ous awards espe­cially as a dis­tin­guished Paul Alum­nus from his Junior High School, which rec­og­nized his accom­plish­ments in Aca­d­e­mics and Ath­let­ics, as well as serv­ing the community!

Mark is a Wash­ing­ton, DC native. He attended DC Pub­lic Schools before attend­ing Gon­zaga Col­lege High School, a Jesuit High School in the Wash­ing­ton, DC area, known for its aca­d­e­mic excel­lence and ris­ing athletics.

A Parade and McDonald’s All-​American guard from Gon­zaga Col­lege High School, he was the key force in the Pur­ple Eagles’ 293 cham­pi­onship sea­son in 1986, and fin­ished as Gonzaga’s sec­ond All-​Time lead­ing scorer behind Notre Dame stand­out and for­mer NBA player Tom Sluby.

Mark excelled in both aca­d­e­mics and ath­let­ics where his bas­ket­ball tal­ents earned him a bas­ket­ball schol­ar­ship to attend the pres­ti­gious George­town Uni­ver­sity, where he played under the renowned Hall of Fame Coach John Thomp­son, Jr.

A for­mer George­town Uni­ver­sity stand­out, The 6-​foot-​3 Till­mon was a four-​year starter for John Thomp­son, Jr. from 198690. As a guard, he fin­ished his career with 1,598 points, and was sixth among Georgetown’s all-​time career scor­ers (cur­rently tenth), eighth all-​time points scored in a sea­son (615), first in three-​point field goal per­cent­age lead­ers (46 per­cent) and holds the record for the most con­sec­u­tive three’s in a sin­gle game (7). As a senior, Till­mon led the Big East in scor­ing (21.6) and his teams from 1986 through 1990 were a com­bined 10227, 535 at home. Till­mon fin­ished his col­le­giate career as a selec­tion to the All-​American Team, as well as a first team All-​Big East selec­tion. Fol­low­ing George­town, he signed to a free agent con­tract with the Utah Jazz. He played a cou­ple of years in the Con­ti­nen­tal Bas­ket­ball Asso­ci­a­tion; and Till­mon ended his career play­ing in Europe.

Long ded­i­cated to phil­an­thropy, Mark Till­mon believes that “dream­ing is good for the soul but dreams become GOALS once writ­ten down.” Till­mon con­tin­ues his unend­ing pur­suit to fur­ther uplift­ing, edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties with youth through his foun­da­tion called the Shoot­ing Straight Program.

Mark Till­mon cur­rently is a col­lege bas­ket­ball game ana­lyst for Com­cast Sport­snet and MASN and he resides in Wash­ing­ton, DC.

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