What was once a top-100 recruit, is nearly seven feet tall and has two thumbs? That guy (I am pointing upwards with my fingers, for your information). The Indiana Hoosiers announced — via a press release, of course — that Luke Fischer has withdrawn from the school and will be seeking a transfer.
“Luke has decided to withdraw from Indiana and pursue another educational and basketball opportunity,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said in the release. “He explained to us he is looking for a different fit for him. We hate to see a fine young man like Luke leave, but he has made his decision and we wish the entire Fischer family well.”
Tom Crean seems to be handling this rather well. I guess it is a little easier for him to lose a player that is only scoring 2.8 points per game, but still.
It will be interesting to see where Fischer ends up. His talent is better than the box-scores have indicated and all 6’11″ of him can be helpful to many programs across the country.
At the end of the day, however, this isn’t that big a hit to Indiana as Crean is always doing a solid job on that fancy-smancy recruiting trail and Fischer never seemed to project into any of his rotations going forward.