"He gives us some inside presence with his 255 pound frame. I think Josh will be able to play a bit more freely, knowing the system, understanding me and adjusting to my style of coaching. He seems to be shooting the ball a lot better as he doesn't have the medical problems he had last year. As a senior, we're looking for big things from Josh this year."
-- Coach Donny Daniels
Josh Fischer completes his Titan career this season hoping to finally have an injury-free campaign... He has played through foot and leg injuries all three seasons and his sophomore year was cut two games short by a broken hand... Josh is an outstanding perimeter shooter but his team has needed his height in the paint and the situation will be even more critical in 2001-02... He added strength and bulk from his freshman to his sophomore campaigns but he can still get more physical.
CSF IN 2000-01: Played in all 28 games, starting on 18 occasions... Averaged a little more than 20 minutes per game... Averaged 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds, figures down from his sophomore season as the Titans slowed the offensive pace under Coach Donny Daniels... His 3-point field goal touch disappeared in the early going (made only 1 of his first 18 after leading the team in percentage in 1999-2000 at .486) and he never really reverted to his sophomore form... Did make 3 of 5 attempts including a pair back-to-back which keyed the win at Idaho on Jan. 13... The same game he had a season-high 10 rebounds.
CSF IN 1999-2000: Appeared in all but the final two games and started 17 times... Broke the second metacarpal in his left hand at Pacific on Feb. 26... Averaged 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds... Led team in 3-point field goal shooting percentage at .486 (18 of 37) including .591 (13 of 22) in Big West Conference play... Went 5-for-5 in his final two games... Had career game in 76-64 win at UC Irvine on Jan. 26 with career highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds... Went 6-for-6 at the foul line and 6 of 11 from the floor including a trey in one try... Had 10 rebounds vs. Cal Poly on Feb. 19... Second on team to Mark Murphy (.837) in free-throw shooting percentage (.768).
CSF IN 1998-99: Appeared in 25 of the 27 games and got two late-season starts at Long Beach State and vs. Boise State in the Big West Tournament in Reno... Averaged 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds for the season playing about 12 minutes per game... Led team with .514 field goal percentage and .625 mark in limited tries from 3-point range, making his last five of the season... Was 13 of 18 (.722) from the floor over his last six games... Best games were at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 28 (11 points & 6 rebounds) and vs. Utah State on Feb. 4 (11 points and 5 rebounds).
LA HABRA HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-Freeway League selection and two-time team most valuable player at La Habra High School for Coach David Eck... Selected to play in the Orange County and Eddie Jones Summer All-Star Games... Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists as a senior... Shot 77 per cent from the foul line... Also lettered as a sophomore and was selected team's most improved player... Played both forward spots and the center position during his career with the Highlanders.
PERSONAL: Born on Apr. 15, 1980, in Santa Ana... Full name is Joshua Brian Fischer... Parents are Brian and Michele Fischer... Has three brothers (Jamie, Jacob and Jordan) and one younger sister (Jonee)... Undeclared major... Enjoys basketball, video games and riding jet skis... Biggest sports thrills were games with rival Sonora High School in La Habra and playing at the Great Western Forum in the Eddie Jones All-Star Game... Credits Coach Dinos Trigonis for giving him a chance to play at the Division I level.