Luke Fischer to be named Wisconsin Mr. Basketball
Class of 2013 Germantown (Wi.) center and IU signee Luke Fischer will be named Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball on Saturday, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association announced on Friday evening.
Germantown, led by Fischer’s 32 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and two assists, dispatched of Oshkosh North 80-60 in the Division I state semifinals on Friday night at the Kohl Center.
The Warhawks, ranked No. 22 in the USA Today Super 25, are looking to complete their second consecutive undefeated season and state championship this weekend.
Fischer, who was averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds going into this weekend’s games, beat out stiff competition for the award including Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin), Nick Fuller (Nebraska), Duane Wilson (Marquette) and Matt Thomas (Iowa State).
The 6-foot-11, 225-pound IU signee committed to the Hoosiers on Dec. 31, 2011 following a win over Ohio State at Assembly Hall and signed his National Letter of Intent last November.
Fischer is rated the No. 67 prospect overall in the class of 2013 according to ESPN.com, one of four Indiana signees in the top 100. He’s drawn some comparisons to current IU sophomore Cody Zeller.
“The comparisons that I would give Luke to Cody is this: Their approach is very, very similar, their demeanor, their ability to figure things out and not get rattled is very, very similar,” Tom Crean said last December. “I would say at the same age there is a somewhat similar skill set. He can play with his back to the basket, he can play facing up. We’re excited about him.”
Fischer will play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic next month at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.
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