Fischer and Swing knock off Davis, Eric Gordon All-Stars

  • 04/29/2012 11:23 am in

FISHERS, Ind. — Devin Davis and Luke Fischer stepped on the court together for the first time Sunday morning. In fact, this weekend was the first time the two future teammates had ever met.

When the final buzzer sounded, it was Fischer and his Wisconsin Swing team who pulled off a 70-67 win over Davis’ Eric Gordon All-Stars team in the Super Group semifinals of adidas Spring Classic.

The loss snapped a two-tournament winning streak for the 17-and-under Gordon team.

“It was a real good game. Third straight time we’re in a championship game,” Fischer said of the win. “We just beat a real good team.”

Swing led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Eric Gordon All-Stars roared back behind the perimeter shooting of Michigan commit Zak Irvin, who finished with 23 points.

The difference in the second half, according to Davis, was improved communication on the defensive end.

“First half, our defense wasn’t great. We weren’t talking,” he said. “We just had to fix some things and ended up coming back, but fell short.”

The Eric Gordon All-Stars had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but an off-balance 3-point attempt by Davis fell short.

Statistically, both Davis, who suffered a nose injury after being hit with an elbow late in the second half, and Fischer were quiet. Davis scored all nine of his points in the second half. He also had two rebounds and two blocks.

Fischer scored all four of his points in the first half and added three blocks and two rebounds. Wisconsin commit Bronson Koenig led Swing with 22 points.

“I think our big guy played really good defense against him,” Davis said of Fischer. “He’s a pretty good player.”

Fischer also had praise for Davis, who will join him in the fall of 2013 in Bloomington.

“He’s a good player,” he said. “Looking forward to playing with him in the future.”

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  • Luke72

    Devin really fits perfect into a classic Crean type player! As time moves along
    He continues to be more and more versitle! All the hype about the 2012 class will
    be put in perspective by the time these two arrive, 14 looks promising as well!!

  • N71

    Great to see Devin moving past his back injury, when healthy he is highly effective.  Great to see Luke developing as well, seems like we got in on him early before the rest of the Big Ten knew what was going on in Germantown.  I think Hartman was out due to prom, not certain.  I did not attend so I have no idea what happened other than what’s posted here.  Was there any buzz surrounding IU and potential commitments that may be on the horizon? Trevon or Jaquan…Marcus, Monte, or BeeJay…anything?  This is probably just my wishful thinking but I tend to think that Trevon and Jaquan are IU leans but want to cherish the recruiting process knowing they have a solid choice in IU in their back pocket.  It’s a once in a lifetime experience to have all these celebrity coaches calling you, giving you advice on your game, etc.  I imagine I’d do the same thing and then pull the trigger on IU down the road entering myself into state wide lore like Cody or Yogi.  I do appreciate though what Trey and James did, committing so early.  Kind of like Ron Patterson and the leap of faith he took at the time of his commitment.  They were key at the time and hard to forget.  Makes you like them that much more.

  • Geoff_85

    I would have liked to have seen another 20+ point game by Fischer and another double double in the process, but I’m not at all discouraged by the fact that neither of those things happened for him. I’m guessing that Swing was doing what worked and that may not have necessarily included Fischer in a major offensive role, so just as I wasn’t ever discouraged by low offensive outputs by Cody Zeller, I won’t be discouraged by this. When you’re up in the game, there is no reason to force the ball to a player. The more I hear about both of these guys, the more I can’t wait to see them play. The next few years will be great in Bloomington!

  • Hoosierfan88

    I saw someone tweet that Hartman suffered a concussion last weekend as the reason for him missing the event. Also, Jody Demling caught up with Bluiett and Lyle, interviews are on his blog. Bluiett said that IU and Notre Dame are showing the most interest, while Lyle said Ohio St and Louisville are on him the most with IU in the mix again too. Neither sounded like they would make a decision soon, but we can only hope. Damn it feels good to be Hoosier..

  • N71

    Davis is emerging as my favorite recruit.  The dude plays a rough-and-tumble style, is always in traffic getting hit/elbowed/kicked, and say’s he has a broken nose like its nothing…just part of the game.  If I would have broken my nose at that age I would have gone running home to mommy looking for some TLC.  Not Devin, he’s going to be an awesome Big Ten player, similar although different to Dawson for MSU.  I just love his game, a dirty, hard working, highly effective, rebounding, defending, junkyard dog.  I hesitate to use junkyard dog because that sometimes implies thug or lacking in skills but he’s got that attitude with skills added in making him really, really important I believe.  He’ll play a ton as long as he can stay healthy because he does all the really important things no one else wants to do and does it well.  Love Devin Davis.  Where do I buy a T-Shirt?