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Mike Tisdale's New York Adventure

From skinny farm boy to mature, experienced, worldly NBA prospect. That is the transformative odyssey Illini center Mike Tisdale is on as he continues to refine his basketball skills. His most recent adventure took him to New York to serve on a scout squad preparing the USA basketball team for the World Championships.

Mike Tisdale has added 50 pounds and significant strength to his 7'-1" frame since he arrived on the Illinois campus out of rural Riverton. An excellent shooter and team player, Tisdale has needed to develop strength and confidence to play against top post players. He is continuing to work on the strength, but his experiences with USA basketball this summer have definitely helped his...

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