Fischer talks state title, looks ahead to leadership role

This AAU season feels a little bit different for Luke Fischer.

At this time last year, the Germantown, Wisc. native was still flying a bit under the radar. He was only a high school sophomore, and the bigger schools were just beginning to notice him.

As he begins this AAU season, though, Fischer does so with a considerable amount of weight off his shoulders. He committed to Indiana on Dec. 31, and he helped his high school team win its first ever state title in March.

Fischer’s Germantown Warhawks went a perfect 28-0 and beat Milwaukee King in the championship game.

“It feels great to have all that hard work you’ve put in over the last 10 years pay off,” Fischer told Inside The Hall. “Ever since we were like first graders playing together, we dreamed of winning a state title. I’m going to miss [this season] a lot. That was the best group of guys I’ve been with. It was something special.”

Fischer’s role will change for Germantown next year with the departure of Zak Showalter. The 6-10, 215-pound Fischer will have to carry much more of the offensive load.

“I’m going to be the guy being looked at more,” Fischer said. “I’m not going to be the other good kid, I’m going to be the best kid on the team. I’m going to have to be more reliable making shots.”

While Fischer was busy with his high school season for much of the winter, he said he and his friends followed IU’s Sweet 16 run as closely as they could.

“It’s crazy how fast it turned around for them,” Fischer said. “And now, next year, there’s talk for them to be No. 1. It’s cool to say that you’re a part of it, you know, in a way.”

In the months since he committed, Fischer said more and more people have started calling him “that big kid from Germantown that’s going to Indiana.”

“People recognize me,” he said. “I still get some crap around here for not waiting for Wisconsin or anything, but it’s all in good fun. They all know deep down I wanted to go to Indiana so bad.”

Fischer’s AAU team, Wisconsin Swing, was in Milwaukee earlier this month for the NY2LA  Swish ‘N Dish Spring Warm Up, and will travel to Minneapolis and Indianapolis in the final two weekends of April to play in front of college coaches.

  • HoosierBballNut

    Next two years just seem so bright and I could go blinding :D

  • Dmglotz

    Great to see this kid has a strong passion for Indiana.  Almost every good big man from Wisconsin does not leave the state. 

  • Hardrock

    Great attitude for a young man!  He will fit well at IU. 

  • 888

    At first I didnt like this pickup but the more I see of him i like it more. We hear hes improving and his shots getting better because before I felt he was a poor shooter.Hes not a great athlete so he needs to be able to shoot. If Cody goes to the NBA next year were gonna need him to play so in that its a great pickup. We cant play a hole lineup of guys 6’0″ to 6’8″ or well get killed on the boards. i hope he keeps improving and is ready to help out his freshman year but well just have to wait and see. Reguardless we need him. 

  • 888

    At first I didnt like this pickup but the more I see of him i like it more. We hear hes improving and his shots getting better because before I felt he was a poor shooter.Hes not a great athlete so he needs to be able to shoot. If Cody goes to the NBA next year were gonna need him to play so in that its a great pickup. We cant play a hole lineup of guys 6’0″ to 6’8″ or well get killed on the boards. i hope he keeps improving and is ready to help out his freshman year but well just have to wait and see. Reguardless we need him. 

  • Germ

    I really like this young man and can see him filling some big shoes when CZ leaves. If he can run half as good as Cody, he should be in good shape to fill that role.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Fischer/691470077 Steve Fischer

    Those Fischers are always special and he even knows the correct spelling of his last name LOL

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    “I still get some crap around here for not waiting for Wisconsin or anything, but it’s all in good fun. They all know deep down I wanted to go to Indiana so bad.”
    Awesome.

  • Mr_Howard8h

    I’m really excited to follow him through his AAU season this year.  He’s going to shoot up in the rankings by the end of summer.

  • Kelin Blab

    Makes the 2013 class even better…….

  • SCHoosier

    Athletic..runs the floor..needs obviously to get stronger and work on his full game..but when you look at some of the bigs Crean had to work with early..this kid has a load of potential. I Don’t think he is the talent yet that say Trey Lyles is..but before he’s done at IU ‘ol Bo at WIS will be bawling about  Lukes Ballin’

  • Miamihoosier

    I have a feeling this kid is going to torch the Badgers every time we play them

  • http://www.trinityoaklabs.com Hoosiergirl

    “They all know deep down I wanted to go to Indiana so bad.”  Got to love this

  • HoosierGrad07

     I really like what we’re seeing from him so far. Seems to be on his way to having a real complete game. But don’t ever expect him to approach what Trey is gonna bring to IU because Trey is a 5-star top 10 guy who may be a 1-and-done by the time he gets to Bloomington. The 2014 class is going to be beyond special, think 2012 class on steroids.

  • marcusgresham

    Yeah, they’re kind of like corn-fed Nebraska linemen.

  • marcusgresham

    Yeah, they’re kind of like corn-fed Nebraska linemen.

  • marcusgresham

    Obviously needs to gain some weight, but I’m excited about this kid

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers! Go for the title!

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