Luke Fischer Archive

2013-2014 Player Profile: Luke Fischer

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we look at freshman Luke Fischer. Before he has even stepped onto the court for a game as an Indiana Hoosier, Indiana coach Tom Crean has referred to freshman center Luke Fischer as a "year-round winner." Crean's bold critique is justified, though: In Fischer's final two years of high school basketball at Germantown (Wis.), he led his team to a 52-0 combined record and back-to-back state titles. Now, the 6-foot-11, 230-pound Fischer is on the defending Big Ten champion squad. And though there certainly is no expectation he will come in and immediately help IU to an undefeated season, his winning experience will certainly help, according to Crean. "He's played in a lot of big games at the high school level," Crean said at his "State of the Hoosier Nation" address on Oct. 2. "He knows what it takes. He knows how to score. He’s not afraid. He comes in there and battles."

Luke Fischer out with left shoulder sprain

6-foot-11 freshman center Luke Fischer is out for the next few weeks with a left shoulder sprain, Indiana announced via a press release Thursday afternoon. Fischer suffered the sprain during a scrimmage earlier this week. Also noted is that Peter Jurkin ...

HD Video: Freshmen discuss workouts, college adjustment

All six Indiana freshmen – Collin Hartman, Devin Davis, Luke Fischer, Noah Vonleh, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams – met with the media on Friday afternoon to discuss their progress since arriving in Bloomington earlier this summer. Among the topics ...

An early look at the 2013-2014 frontcourt

We took an early look at the 2013-2014 backcourt on Monday and today, the focus shifts to the frontcourt, where Indiana is also faced with substantial changes. We’ll have comprehensive player-by-player previews this fall, but here’s an early look at some ...

Freshman Focus: Luke Fischer

“Freshman Focus” is an Inside the Hall series on each of Indiana’s six incoming freshman. Over the next couple of weeks, we will examine what kind of an impact each player can have for the Hoosiers next season. Today: Luke ...

Recruiting notebook: Vonleh highest ranked RSCI recruit in Crean era

With final rankings released for all of the major recruiting services over the last month, the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) was updated for last time for the 2013 class and four Indiana signees made the cut. Noah Vonleh came ...

Notebook: Fischer makes large leap in ESPN rankings

At last month’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, 2013 Germantown (Wis.) forward and Indiana signee Luke Fischer said he wasn’t concerned about where he fell in the national rankings. “It doesn’t really bother me that much at all. I ...

HD Video: Luke Fischer at the Derby Festival Basketball Classic

2013 Indiana signee Luke Fischer scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals and two blocks as his team won the 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic last Friday at Freedom Hall. Inside the Hall has compiled just under ...

Scouting notes: 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One of the final opportunities to watch five of IU’s 2013 signees before they arrive in Bloomington in early June came over the weekend at Freedom Hall in the 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic. The all-star game ...

HD Video: IU signees react to Derby Festival Classic win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five Indiana signees combined for 60 points on Friday night in Freedom Hall as the Black team defeated the White team, 124-113, in the 40th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Inside the Hall caught up with Stanford ...

Williams wins MVP as IU signees prevail in Derby Festival Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Troy Williams scored a game-high 21 points and captured MVP honors as the black team, featuring five Indiana signees, won the 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic 124-113 Friday night in Freedom Hall. Williams shot 9-of-13 from the ...

Incoming class sees opportunity for early minutes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With two starters graduating and two departing early for the 2013 NBA Draft, no Big Ten team will have more production and experience to replace next season than Indiana. The Hoosiers lose four 1,000-point scorers in Christian ...

HD Video: Fischer, Davis at Derby Festival practice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Luke Fischer and Devin Davis met with the media on Wednesday afternoon after arriving for the 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic, which tips off Friday evening at Freedom Hall. Watch and listen to what the pair of ...