Mike Tisdale

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Mike Tisdale (born September 15, 1989) is a former American professional basketball player. He is currently working at Scheels in Springfield, IL. Tisdale played college basketball at the University of Illinois and stands 7'1" and weighs 245 lbs.[1] He appeared with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association during the 2011 preseason.[2]

Tisdale grew up in Riverton, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois from 2007-2011. Tisdale finished second in school history with 176 career blocks and No. 25 on Illini all-time scoring list with 1,243 points. He also finished his career tied with Demetri McCamey for the most games played (139) in Illinois history.

Tisdale went undrafted in the June 2011 NBA Draft and got married to high school sweetheart Dina Moats on August 13. A week later, the couple left for Germany, where Tisdale had signed with DJK Würzburg.[3] He was cut shortly thereafter, after the team discovered he had back problems. In 2011, Tisdale played for the Red Claws but was released after 8 games. In 2012, he signed with the Mad Ants but left after 12 games.