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Killian Tillie’s mom, brother travel to Phoenix to attend Final Four

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie does a TV interview in the locker room at the SAP Center, Fri., March 24, 2017, in San Jose, California. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Gonzaga freshman forward Killian Tillie’s mom, Caroline, is making her second trip to the U.S. to watch her son play.

The first one turned out to be unfortunate timing as Tillie broke a bone in his right (shooting) hand when Caroline arrived and he missed four games.

Tillie’s older brother, Kevin, a volleyball standout who plays for father, Laurent, the coach of France’s national team, also made the trip to Phoenix. The rest of the family will be watching on-line back home.

“Kevin just got surgery so he can’t play volleyball,” Tillie said. “Back home they wake up in the middle of the night to watch (with the time difference).”