Former IU big man Luke Fischer picks Marquette

  • 01/05/2014 9:31 am in

Former Indiana center Luke Fischer is making a move closer to home.

The 6-foot-10 Wisconsin native announced via his Twitter account on Sunday morning that he is transferring to Marquette. Fischer said he also considered UW-Milwaukee and Creighton.

“I am excited to say I will be transferring to Marquette University to play for Coach (Buzz) Williams and the Golden Eagles,” Fischer said on Twitter. “Marquette allows me to be closer to home while playing at the highest level for a great academic institution.”

Fischer, who averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13 non-conference games, announced that he would leave Indiana on Dec. 30, just a day before the Big Ten opener at Illinois.

In his final outing for Indiana on Dec. 22 against Kennesaw State, Fischer recorded a career-high 10 points and also had three blocks. He missed significant time in IU’s preseason practices as he recovered from a torn labrum.

Over his final two years of high school basketball at Germantown (Wis.), Fischer led his team to a 56-0 combined record and back-to-back state titles.

Fischer will have 2.5 years of eligibility remaining if he chooses to play beginning with the second semester of the 2014-2015 season.

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  • Ryan Phillips

    Yes, but while he only had 5 shots, how many times did he get fouled before he could get a shot up? That means he’s either getting the ball or getting position and getting fouled. Simply looking at shot attempts is not a good gauge of touches and effectiveness.

    I’ll admit he was better against Illinois, but Notre Dame and Syracuse abused him. He just has to learn to get better against better competition (he was facing high schoolers a few months ago).

    Noah is a great talent, and a truly incredibly rebounder (he just has amazing instincts in that way) but he has a long way to go to be a dominant post player. It just takes time, he’s only 18 and he will certainly improve. But simply blaming the offense is short-sighted. I’m not a Crean sycophant by any means, but there are ample opportunities for Vonleh and Perea to make themselves available.

  • Schwindy

    The exact intention of all of my posts, and only Ole Man gets it. Hurrah for Ole Man, clearly the best poster on ITH and one of the very few with a sense of humor.

  • Ole Man

    LOL. Definitely not the best poster, but thank you for your kind words.

  • Michael Whelan

    Lets hope Trey Lyles gets homesick for Indiana

  • hoosier1158

    If coach wants the guards to get the ball inside, they should be doing that or sitting by him on the bench.

  • G-Rob

    I hope next Christmas Trey Lyles lets Coach Cal know he is homesick for Canada ! lol

  • Creek,Abell,Fisher

    I understand, but why is Noah our only threat, we have just wasted scholarships sitting on the bench not producing at all? Who’s fault is that, who gets that 2.2 million dollars in his bank account? This so called great recruiter only recruited one big guy to produce in an actual game. Wow. That don’t make sense does it, we have six wing players though, oh yea, they don’t produce either. Hartman, etherington, hollowell,Davis, Williams? Sheehey only can play good against the preseason d2 schools we play at the beginning of the season, I think crean schedules those games trying to pat that wins column. Sad that this is what iu basketball has became.

  • Creek,Abell,Fisher

    Kinda like victor oladipo huh

  • Creek,Abell,Fisher

    Are you kidding me? He entered into a cruddy draft, and got payed, that was his brain, not crean. He never posted one guy up in the 2 years zeller was there, all Cody did was hustle his butt off, and that put him in the right place at the right time. Crean didn’t do anything for him. Coach McCloud left because of the way crean never worked with the big guys, look at him now, he head coach and got double the wins crean does, lol. That’s why trey lyles from Indy, top center in the country, told crean to get lost, he even said crean don’t know how to develop bigs. That’s why he leaving the state for Kentucky. I heard how great hanner was for 2 years before he got at iu, he can duck on a 12 foot goal, well that’s awful, because I’ve never seen him dunk on a 10 ft one?

  • Creek,Abell,Fisher

    You mean like Maurice Creek?

  • marcusgresham

    Please name one center CTC had that had the potential to become an NBA player?
    That’s like asking if Eddie Van Halen could play a country song–he probably has the talent to do so but no one has brought one to him to give it a shot.

  • marcusgresham

    As evidenced by the fact that he’s not a 5 in the NBA.

  • marcusgresham

    No, he didn’t only recruit one big guy; he recruited several but only one signed.

  • marcusgresham

    While he’s not nearly as good (and health problems probably have a lot to do with it,) Peter Jurkin can hit that 12-15 foot jumper.

  • hoosier1158

    That is part of recruiting and getting a good pivot man on campus, he has been a head coach since 99.

  • hoosier1158

    So that is the answer to my question, PJ?