Fisher Picks Big East Program

After Corey Fisher makes it official this weekend, 8 of the presently ranked Top 10 point guards in the junior class will be off the board. Fisher has pledged his allegiance and is ready to join the group.

The Villanova Wildcats landed a Top 10 point guard from the Class of 2007. Corey Fisher, a 6-foot-1 point out of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, is headed to Villanova.

"Basically, he gave verbal to the staff and he's going to have a press conference announcing it to the public," Long Island Lightning coach Dana Dingle said. "He'll talk about the reasons why with his family and his people."

Fisher is presently touted as the No. 32 prospect in the junior class and No. 8 point guard overall. His commitment leaves just O.J. Mayo and Derrick Rose uncommitted on the list of Top 10 point guards.

Villanova won a recruiting battle in a tussle with St. John's, DePaul, Memphis, Miami and Georgetown. Fisher is averaging 16 points for a strong St. Patrick team and took control of the squad during their run last month at the City of Palms Classic.

Fisher's pledge continues an amazing trend of early commitments from the junior class. The fact that just 2 players from's present list of Top 10 point guards demonstrates the fact that players were concerned once their favorite programs began snapping up point guards. Now, only the top 2 remain and obviously Rose and Mayo can write their own ticket.

"I guess it's just like the rest of these guys committing," Dingle said. "I spoke to the staff and they told me what I needed to hear."

Dingle, a former UMass standout, thinks Fisher has a chance to do special things with his game. "He's a high level. I think he's a pro. What is required of you to be a pro? You have to dribble, pass and shoot. He knows how to play both positions, he gets his teammates involved and he can shoot. He might lack a little quickness and athleticism but he's getting more and more as time goes on. You have like 3-4 guys that can do that. The only thing that will stop him (from being a pro) is himself."

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