High School Basketball

Henry Clay boys' basketball takes a big hit

Henry Clay's Jeremiah Tisdale hit a jumper from the corner  as Henry Clay played Woodford County  in the 11th Region semi finals  on Saturday March 8, 2014 in Frankfort, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Henry Clay's Jeremiah Tisdale hit a jumper from the corner as Henry Clay played Woodford County in the 11th Region semi finals on Saturday March 8, 2014 in Frankfort, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

Henry Clay boys’ basketball has had a major setback.

Jeremiah Tisdale, a 6-foot-1 senior lefty who helped the Blue Devils reach the 11th Region finals last year, suffered a torn ACL last Wednesday. He will have surgery Oct. 28 and miss his senior season.

“It’s a big blow to us,” Blue Devils Coach Daniel Brown said. “It’s probably the biggest hit for any team in the state.”

Brown said Tisdale was injured when, during open gym, he went up for a one-hand dunk “then came down funny. Nobody touched him. Just one of those things that’s hard to explain.”

Tisdale averaged 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds last season. He came on strong in the postseason, capped by a 27-point, seven-steal performance in Henry Clay’s loss to Scott County in the region finals.

Brown said Tisdale was “dominant” in leading the Devils to the state AAU title this summer.

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