• pcantidote

    He already looks more fundamentally solid than Cody. He has an amazing left hand. Not saying he will be better though. Cody had a lot of intangibles.

  • RoscoD73

    Zeller 2.0

  • Kenneth234

    I am looking forward to seeing this young man play next year. He understands how to play with his size. Hopefully he can play through contact from bigger Division 1 players next season.

    I think our best case scenario next season is that he is good enough to start right away along side Vonleh and the combination of Perea and Jurkin can develop enough to play considerable minutes off the bench to spell both for decent stretches.

    If that happens, we can start Hollowell at the 3, and Sheehey at the 2, with Yogi running the point. Allowing for Williams, Robinson, Etherington to bring some additional scoring and toughness off the bench. If we can get anything out of Creek (if he is around and healthy), Davis and Hartman; we could be a very good and deep team next year.

    I like the idea of having both Fischer and Vonleh playing together because they both seem to have the ability to play inside and outside; both look like they can rebound and pass the ball effectively. We may end up with a team that plays at different speeds due to who is in the game, but I think that is actually an advantage that we didn’t seem to have this past season. We struggled in the half court to get shots, but with the ability to attack from two inside first players and ensure that defenses will have difficulty to double down on either post player the offense could be much more effective.

    But I would really like to see us utilize more on ball screens to get Yogi in more advantageous positions to attack the basket and punish opponents for their rotations by finding cutters from the wing, rolling screen mans, or getting to the rim without an opponents defender waiting there for him off a simple drive from the perimeter.

  • GaHoosier

    This is the most all-inclusive highlight video of any recruit I have seen.

    He uses his size well, runs the court well, uses both hands well, plays offense and defense, and seems to be able to shoot from anywhere on the court.

    I still can’t believe this young man doesn’t get more love from the recruiting experts!

    Either way…welcome to Bloomington Luke. Do you happen to have a twin sister named Leia?

  • Kelin Blab

    Just as Cody, It will be interesting to see how Luuuuukkkeee develops at IU. He CURRENTLY has a nice left hand jumphook, jumpshot from the free throw line, and some other good skills…..now.

    Will they disappear at IU?

  • HoosierMumma

    I’m just hoping that as the season goes I become excited about my Cody Zeller jersey becoming a Luke Fischer jersey. I don’t to compare him to Cody too much. He does seem to have a little more intensity than Cody. It doesn’t help stave off the comparisons that they look quite similar.

  • the best part about this kid is that he’s used to GOING OFF in the Kohl Center.

  • the best part about this kid is that he’s used to GOING OFF in the Kohl Center.

  • I remember looking at a highlight mix of Luke after he committed to play for Indiana over a year ago and thinking “What does Crean see in this guy?” Let’s just say I haven’t thought that way for a long time since then. He got game!

  • Guest

    Dibs if he does.

  • AZIU71

    Be patient, but this kid could end up being very good. The solid under valued guy in the ’13’ class.

  • notfargj

    rivals ranked iowa’s adam woodbury 50 in the 2012 class. based alone on woodbury’s senior year highlights, compared to luke’s highlights, i would much rather have luke on my team. woodbury is stiff as a board while luke is far more dynamic. not suggesting fischer will have his way against adam but it’s going to be interesting to see how they match up. this video not withstanding, luke has significantly developed over the past couple of years. if he continues on this track, i could easily see him being a powerhouse in the big ten by the time he leaves IU.

  • Miamihoosier

    Great skill set for a 7 footer. My biggest concern for him, is strength. If you remember, when we first signed him, he was listed at 6″10. If he’s 7 feet now, and maybe still growing, it’s not giving his body a chance to fill out. Big Z was thin, but this guy is rail thin, can you see Luke trying to slow down McGary?. ….come on J. Jackson….work your magic.

  • dtfreed

    He seems as big as Cody now, not as defined arms wise. McGary I bet leaves for the NBA, if he is smart.

  • jmfriedman

    I like how he keeps the ball up when he gets it on the inside. Nothing against Cody, but when he would drop his shoulder and dribble when he got it inside it drove me nuts.

  • Kenneth234

    I think that he is quite a bit bigger than when Cody finished his Senior season. But we know how hard Cody worked on his strength prior to the start his first and second season openers. I assume from the progress that Luke has already made in his physique, that he will certainly blossom under IU”s strength program.

  • Kenneth234

    He played very well against Diamond Stone earlier in the season, one of the top Center prospects in the country for the class of 2015. That kid looks like he is on his way to being Anthony Bynum size in a year or two.

  • Haha can’t wait to do that

  • SCHoosier

    A lot to like: 1)Luke is quick off his feet 2) has a nice baby hook with either hand 3) uses left hand well 4) can and WILL shoot the jumper. Obviously needs some bulk. if Fischer gets stronger..see no way he does not start next year…at least by conference time.


    Felt the same way when highlight vids started showing up here and other places. I started to see the kind of player he is now a good while back and a lot more so now. Crean had the ability to see, way before us, what we see now, and that’s why he makes the big bucks.


    Will they disappear at IU, that is something that I will be watching with more than the average interest and curiosity next year.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    It’s the second part of your sentence that’s going to be the kicker. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

  • Hardwood83

    Already sporting the #40 too! I agree he appears to have a lot of the same tools as CZ. I still wish Zeller woulda returned to mentor Luke for a year, but I don’t think IU will be destitute.

  • marcusgresham

    Just saw somewhere that Brady Hoke would like McGary to play TE. Yeah, I bet he would. I doubt Beilein is nearly as intrigued with that idea.

  • Oldguyy

    They are saying that Fischer is 225 lbs. now. Wasn`t Zeller 215 the spring before he came to IU? If he puts on the 15 lbs. Zeller did before his freshman season, at 240 he may be able to hold his own. Or not!

  • I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing watching the video! Granted, it’s easier to play tall when you’ve got six inches on everyone defending you, but Cody didn’t play nearly as tall as he could have. Hopefully, this translates well for Fischer in Big Ten play, preferably this coming season

  • My favorite was all the blocks! We sorely missed that in our bigs this past season

  • HoosierTrav

    Here’s what I think a lot of people aren’t realizing…. This kids skill set is very similar to Cody’s. He may not be quite as skilled or athletic but he’s pretty damn close to where Cody was as a senior in high school. With all of the talent and athleticism being developed (hopefully) and coming in, we wont need to lean on him giving us crazy production statistically. This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to incubate his game. Like many on this site, I think Luke is seriously overrated and possibly THE steal of the 2013 class.

  • CreanFaithful

    It’s high school basketball and the kid is 7′ tall…

  • Fisher 1.0

  • HoosierTrav

    THE best prospect in his class.

  • Anne Jam