Coaches sometimes will block players from transferring to certain schools. To be honest, in the past we have seen some of these college coaches be pretty petty about the whole process. Blocking a kid from playing in nearly every program in the country, sans one, which is usually located in Alaska.
Thankfully, however, Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers were not only going to allow soon-to-be-transfer, Luke Fischer, leave, but let him pick the program of his choice. Well, Fischer has done even a nicer thing (I guess?). He will not transfer to any other Big 10 program out of respect for Crean, the school and his teammates.
How do I know this? Um, because of….
Out of respect for coach Crean and Indiana university I will not be considering any big 10 schools during this process
— Luke Fischer (@Bigfishy44) January 2, 2014
I would say that is a pretty solid source.
This does help predict where Fischer may end up. Before committing to Indiana, Fischer also had Iowa, Marquette, Creighton and Boston College as possible landing sports. We can at least take one of those programs out of the mix as he doesn’t want to go to another Big 10 school.
What we don’t know, though, is if any of those programs are still places he would like to go or if he has somewhere else in mind. Wherever he goes, however, he has been a class act (also worth noting, so has Crean) through this whole ordeal. An ordeal, mind you, that is usually messy for all involved.
No mud slinging by anyone involved there, though. So…yay!?