Kentucky has the interest of one of the nation's top guards in the 2007 class.
Corey Fisher, a 5-foot-11 PG-SG combo from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, told Mike Sullivan at the Playaz Spring Fling Tournament in Teaneck, New Jersey on Saturday that Kentucky has been in contact with him and that he is interested.
Kentucky is one of the very few schools outside the ACC and Big East that has thus far attracted Fisher's attention.
Fisher has long been considered one of 2007's top guard prospects, but he really got people to stand up and take notice in a September showdown with highly regarded O.J. Mayo. From Mike Sullivan's article, September 5:
It was billed as the battle between outstanding 2007 prospect O.J. Mayo and the Long Island Lightning. But it was Corey Fisher who made the key shots in helping the Lightning stun the Greyhounds, 83-80, in the final of the Gold Medal bracket of the New York Elite tournament held inside Island Garden.
Fisher, who will play this season at St. Patrick High School in New Jersey, darted and dazzled a few times around Mayo to either score or set up teammates for open baskets. Mayo was equally impressive, making several crossover moves that froze Lightning defenders.
Fisher ended up scoring 21 points and also dished out eight assists.
Check back later this weekend or early next week as Mike may have more to add to this story. In the interim, here is a description of Fisher as told by Mike back on May 24:
After watching several games at IS8 over the past month, most fans would have to agree a player to watch out for is Corey Fisher, an outstanding freshman guard from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Fisher played this past weekend for the Juice All Stars.
Fisher showed the ability to drain long-range jumpers for the Juice All Stars. He scored 18 points, including three three-pointers. Fisher was named the newcomer of the year for the IS8 spring event.
Fisher, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, will need to work on taking care of the ball better. But the frantic pace of yesterday's final against Mount Vernon seemed to fit Fisher just fine. All of his baskets came from downtown. As he progresses in the area of taking the ball to the basket, Fisher is likely to be considered among the top guards on the high school level.