Illinois head coach Bruce Weber will still be joined by one of his big men by the name of "Mike" when he flies out to Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday as a member of the Junior National Team committee overseeing the 2009 USA Men's World University Games Team Trials. It just won't be the frontcourt "Mike" he originally thought it would be.
Illinois center Mike Tisdale will replace injured teammate Mike Davis at the USA team tryouts, which start Tuesday and run through Thursday. Davis broke his ankle last week during a voluntary workout, giving Tisdale a shot to make a team that will travel to Belgrade, Serbia, for about three weeks to compete against 25 other national squads in the World University Games from July 2-11.
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