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Xavier Tillman Sr. Biography, Family, Net Worth & more



Xavier Tillman Sr.

Xavier Tillman Sr., born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an American basketball player who made his Michigan State debut in 2017.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Biography

Xavier Justis Tillman Sr. is an American basketball player born on January 12, 1999, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He made his Michigan State debut in November 2017, scoring four points and three rebounds in a 98-66 victory over North Florida.

In November 2018, he recorded a career-high nine points, five rebounds, and three blocks in a 93-71 victory over Stony Brook. Tillman averaged 2.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game across 35 games, sharing the Unsung Player honor and being named the team's Most Improved Player.

During his first campaign, Tillman shed a lot of weight to get fitter, dropping from 276 pounds at the beginning of his freshman year to less than 250 pounds. He recorded his first double-double in his third game as a sophomore, against Louisiana-Monroe 80–59, with career-highs of 11 points and 13 rebounds. He also recorded the most single-game blocks by a Michigan State player since Jaren Jackson Jr. in February 2018 on January 21, 2019.

In February 2021, Tillman scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 71-61 win over Rutgers. He won the title of Sixth Player of the Year for the Big Ten Conference after the regular season. He equaled his career high in scoring on March 31 in the Elite Eight round of the 2019 NCAA tournament, with 19 points and nine rebounds.

As a junior, Tillman finished with averages of 13.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 blocks per game. He announced his candidacy for the 2020 NBA draft after the season but ultimately decided to stay in the draft. In the 2020 NBA Draft, Tillman was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 35th overall pick but was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tillman set career highs in April 2021, leading the Grizzlies to a 117–112 victory over the Golden State Warriors in their second play-in playoff match. The Grizzlies lost the series in five games, but Tillman led the postseason in points scored (22 points), rebounds (13), and turnovers (none) in a 103-93 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in game 2.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Nationality

He is an American.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Age

As of February 2024, Xavier was 25 years of age.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Height & Weight

He stands at a height of 6ft 7 inches and weighs 111kg or 245lbs.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Family

Roosevelt Tillman and Tanya Powell-May are the parents of Tillman. His mother was the program's all-time leader in rebounds during her four years of collegiate basketball at Michigan, where she finished as a senior in 1990 and was named to the second team of the Big Ten.

Following their 2010 divorce, his parents divided their child's legal and physical custody.
He has a younger sister named Madisyn and three elder brothers named R.J., Ben, and Parker.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Wife

Tillman is married to Tamia Tillman. They have been married since 2019. From his affiliation with Tamia, Xavier has birthed two children.

Xavier Tillman Sr. Children

Tillman has two children; a son named Xavier Jr. and Ayanna Tillman.

Xavier Tillman Sr.'s Net Worth

Tillman has a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $5 million as of 2024.


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