After visit, Luke Fischer says Indiana among favorites

After his second unofficial visit to Bloomington this weekend, Luke Fischer came away with a strong impression of Indiana.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pound junior (Class of 2013) forward from Germantown High School in Wisconsin, is a long way from decision time, but he indicated that the Hoosiers are in position to be in it for the long haul.

“They’re on the top,” Fischer said. “I don’t really have a list or anything, I respect them a lot. They’re one of my favorites right now. But there’s no guarantees, and there’s a lot of time left to make a decision.”

Fischer said he took a tour of campus, met with Indiana coach Tom Crean, toured the academic center and the Indiana Memorial Union building, and then played in open gym pickup games with the current Hoosiers and several other recruits, including 2012 verbal commitments Yogi Ferrell and Ron Patterson.

“You’re going against guys you usually only see on TV,” Fischer said. “It was pretty fun.”

Fischer said he matched up in one game with Indiana freshman Cody Zeller, The two have similar tall, skinny frames, so many will likely draw comparisons, but Fischer admitted it’s not very close right now.

“He was tough to guard,” Fischer said. “I’d find him and then they would just lob the ball over my head and he’d be there to dunk it. He’s tough to guard. He’s gained a lot of weight, and he’s stronger than I thought he would be.”

The pickup games just reinforced what he already knew about what he has to do to improve his game this season.

“I want to try to gain weight, gain strength too,” Fischer said. “Hopefully I can gain another 10, 15, pounds. And I just want to work on my overall games. Get a consistent jump shot down, and be able to have a double-double every game.”

Fischer said he now has scholarship offers from Indiana, Boston College, Marquette, Creighton, Drake, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He’s also getting heavy interest from Butler, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

He’s had visits to Iowa and Wisconsin already and toured Butler on Sunday. He said he’s hoping to make a trip to Boston College this winter and will likely go to Wisconsin for a football game. He’s also considering another trip to Indiana on a football Saturday.


  1. Said he thought he was still growing. Like him at 6’9″, but would love him at 6’11” 220 coming out in a couple years. Either way I think it’s up to him and Anya and I think we would try to make room for both if they wanted.

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