Points Scored

Most prolific scorer in the history of the women's basketball program at Eastern Michigan University.


Points Scored

First player to score over 500 points in three consecutive seasons at Eastern Michigan University.


The most three-pointers scored in a single contest - 10 triples vs. Kent State, Feb. 11, 2012.



A three-time All-Mid-American Conference First Team

Services, Activities & Scholarships  


1st Annual Fundraising Gala

Black Tie Event

Our First Annual Black Tie Fundraising Event will be held at the Roostertail, located at 100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI 48214. There will be live music, a silent auction and a raffle, all benefiting the work of the Tavelyn James Foundation. Come out and support a great cause! Dress to Impress!

The Tavelyn James Foundation is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation seeking to help children reach their full potential as a student and athlete. To help children get an opportunity to improve their education as well as life skills, so they can increase their chances to improve their communities. To help raise money for student athletes and children looking to expand their education. Allowing them to continue their education to succeed and better their communities by promoting next generation higher standards. To conduct charitable services to better the community while developing our youth. To eliminate devaluing our youth, to coordinate economically sound leadership skills. Teaching children to develop and embrace progression while continuing to serve their communities.

Our Mission

We will commit to help children in impoverish communities get an opportunity to further their education as well as life skills so they can increase their chances of getting out of an impoverish environment. To embrace value-added resources to allow children to disseminate leadership skills to promote next-generation deliverables while maintaining the highest standards.


The Tavelyn James Foundation was founded by Professional Women's Basketball player, Tavelyn James Tillman.
The Foundation is committed to teaching children to develop and embrace progression while serving their communities.

Just a kid from Detroit...
Pro Basketball Player... Inspired to give back!