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I think Wisconsin missed on this guy. I know we have Hayes and Brown... But, can you imagine Fischer in this class as well?
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He committed fairly early (well before we offered Brown or Hayes). My sense is that we would have offered eventually. As we all know, we've been burned by offering bigs early to lock them up. We played Fischer differently and monitored his development and someone else took the chance to offer him early. Fischer didn't want to wait. He wasn't a no-brainer. I like him in the pick and pop/roll scenario. He grew a bit in the last year and a half and that really helped him go from a bit of a four/five tweener to a pure five.
Who would you give up to get Fischer in the class? Brown or Hayes? I think it's very unlikey they could have gotten all three.
Why couldn't you have all three?
I don't think all three would have come to UW. I believe they had room for two true frontcourt guys, which would make it similar to the Hughes/Bohannon/Jerry Smith year. Fischer looks like a legit high major guy, but Hayes is a 4/3 and Brown is 4/5, while Luke is a 5. I think they did pretty well with the guys they got due to their versatility. Matt Thomas is the big in-state miss in my mind.
If you have an elite in-state talent, you don't bypass him because of so called "room." You take him and fill in additional pieces.
Brown, Hayes and Fischer are not simliar players. They all provide something different. Those three together would be an elite front court down the road.
Wisconsin is loaded with young backcourt players.
As for Matt Thomas, you can find a lot of solid 6-foot-3 guards. It's not often you find an athletic 7-footer in your backyard.
This post was edited by KyleHeikkinen 19 months ago
Fischer was far from an "elite in-state talent" when he committed. He had one high major offer at the time and he took it. Good for him. I will take Brown and Hayes and be happy about it.
Agree that there are lots of solid 6'3" guards out there. We got two of them. There aren't many guards who area considered the best shooter in the country.
I think it's rare for anyone to call Fischer an elite in-state talent. He's certainly elevated his stock over the past year but he's no Sam Dekker (elite).
Again, Fischer committed early, well before Hayes and Brown came into play. Taking all three was not a possibility unless Fischer would have de-committed from Indiana.
I wouldn't say he was bypassed by UW either. Fischer came to our camp before his junior year and we monitored after that. He just took an offer that he liked. Good for him.
I would like to see him play against guys closer to his size, like he will in college. I Remember late last summer Eric Mika (BYU recruit) completely dominated him at both ends of the court on the AAU circuit. Time will tell!
When he committed, he wasn't considered "elite." I agree.
But, when you see his development, you need to go after him hard. That wasn't the case. It seemed as though Wisconsin just gave in. Last summer, I would have considered him and elite prospect. 7-footer who can run and jump. Also, has great touch on the block. Wisconsin was in touch with him, but never put on the full-court press. Remember, it's never over until they sign the letter of intent. Until then, everyone is fair game.
Ok, how about this for a class...?
Koenig, Thomas, Brown, Hayes, Fischer.
....only if it was that easy.
But Bo won't go after a committed prospect, I thought...so it kind of closed the door on Fisher pretty early. And that class would be amazing, yes.
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He will have to be elite at IU if he expects to avoid being creaned. Not much room at IU for kids on the roster expecting to get their degree and warm the bench like at UW.
At the time you're discussing, UW considered Kyle Washington their #1 post prospect and I think the coaches felt pretty good about their chances. There was also a guy named Ojeleye that we really liked too as our wing of choice. Washington is pretty athletic but not as skilled as Fischer. We'll see which one turns out better but UW preferred Washington. We didn't change our course re: Washington until this spring/summer.
UW rebounded remarkably well in getting Brown and Hayes. Hopefully those guys will rebound for us next year cause we're going to need it.
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