Aug. 4, 2021

Xavier Tillman's mom, Tanya Powell-May

Xavier Tillman's mom, Tanya Powell-May

Xavier Tillman's mom, Tanya Powell-May


In today’s episode of Court-Side Moms, we welcome Tanya Powell-May, mother of Memphis Grizzlies forward Xavier Tillman! She tells us about his early beginnings as an athlete, what eventually led him to play for Tom Izzo at Michigan State, and all of his experiences playing college ball in his home state.

She walks us through their COVID-19 NBA Draft experience, how basketball helped shape Xavier as a father and husband, and how proud she is of his progress as a man in overcoming adversity along his journey.

We hear about his time with the Grizzlies, what it’s been like watching him play in the NBA, and everything else that comes along with being a Court-Side Mom!