Dec 10, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Oakland Golden Grizzlies forward/center Corey Petros (42) shoots over Indiana Hoosiers center Luke Fischer (44) during the second half at Assembly Hall. Indiana won 81-54. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Fischer leaving the Indiana Hoosiers

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 The Indiana Hoosiers announced — via a press release, of course — that Luke Fischer has withdrawn from the school and will be seeking a transfer.

(H/T to CBT for the news and quotes)

“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.


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