Mike Tisdale (born September 15, 1989) is a former American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Illinois.

Mike Tisdale
Personal information
Born (1989-09-15) September 15, 1989 (age 29)
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolRiverton (Riverton, Illinois)
CollegeIllinois (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–2012
Career history
2011Maine Red Claws
2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Career highlights and awards

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. Tisdale signed with DJK Würzburg of Germany in August 2011,[1] but his contract was voided before Tisdale appeared in any games for the team as DJK Würzburg claimed Tisdale had a back injury.[2] In December 2011, Tisdale was signed by the Philadelphia 76ers for their training camp roster, but did not appear in any games for the team during the NBA pre-season and was waived before the start of the regular season.[3] 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.


  1. ^ Kane, Dave. "Tisdale about to embark on hoops honeymoon in Germany". The State Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Riverton grad Tisdale signed by Philadelphia 76ers". The State Journal. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sixers waive Anderson, Jones, Tisdale and Silas | Philadelphia 76ers". Philadelphia 76ers. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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