Interest steady in Fischer

Several Big Ten schools remain after four-star power forward Luke Fischer.

For four-star power forward Luke Fischer of Germantown (WI) High School, the recruiting process has been steady. Several Big Ten teams are involved in his recruitment, and now Fischer is looking to have an excellent junior season.

For the 6-foot-9 and 200 pound Fischer, his skill and ability to run the floor has always been his strong suit. Now he is working to become more of a presence on the low block.

"I've been working real hard on crashing the boards more, getting more rebounds, and getting more tips," said Fischer. "In practice coach is really getting on all of us big guys to get in there and to keep the rebounds alive. I think my rebounding numbers are going to be much improved this year."

Already Fischer has had significant recruiting attention, and things could get busier for the big man who is really sorting through the process.

"It has gone down a little bit since all of the college coaches are involved with their season and I expected that coming in," explained Fischer. "Indiana, Creighton, Iowa, and Wisconsin have been consistent sending mail and have been in touch with me quite a bit."

One school that has been very active with Fischer is Indiana. The Hoosiers tracked him during the month of July and Fischer has been to the school to check things out.

"I like Indiana so far," said Fischer. "Indiana seems like a great school and they are off to a great start. Cody Zeller has been doing real well, and they are definitely a school I am interested in."

Also the Wisconsin Badgers have made sure to let Fischer know they are interested. Fischer says head coach Bo Ryan is going to be monitoring his play closely this season.

"Coach Ryan says that he is going to be watching me real closely this season," explained Fischer. "They want to see me get more physical and stuff and start playing like the normal Wisconsin big man that they usually have on their team."

Right now Fischer is just taking in the process and looking closely at all of the options that are coming his way. While he gets to know the coaches better and gets a good feel for which situation is best for him, Fischer says that he has a good idea of what factors are important in his decision.

"I like to see a team that can run the floor," Fischer stated. "That is what we do and I am real comfortable with that. I want to fit into a program that likes to win and knows how to win. That is the most important thing to me, winning. I can't stand losing so I have to go to a winning team."

Currently Fischer is seen as the No. 96 player in the 2013 class, and one of the more skilled big guys still left on the board.

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