SULLIVAN: Corey Fisher, UK 2007 target, impressive

There were several players from the 2007 class on hand this past weekend at Jimmy Salmon's Spring Fling that impressed. Among the top players was Corey Fisher, a splendid guard from St. Patrick High School in New Jersey.

There were several players from the 2007 class on hand this past weekend at Jimmy Salmon's Spring Fling that impressed. Among the top players was Corey Fisher, a splendid guard from St. Patrick High School in New Jersey.

Fisher competed briefly with the Long Island Lightning this past weekend at FDU in Teaneck, New Jersey. But there was a good reason for his limited playing time. An ankle sprain forced Fisher to the bench over the weekend. "I just have to keep the ice on it and rest it," Fisher said. "I hurt the ankle in the playoffs last month. So it bothers me a little.

But when the ice isn't applied to his ankles, at 170 pounds, Fisher is pound for pound one of the best offensive players in the country. He has a smooth jumpshot and has the skills to dominate the game from the backcourt.

"I want to be more consistent," Fisher said. "I expect to play with the Lightning this summer."

Corey will likely work on his ballhandling skills while playing for the talented Lightning program, based out of Long Island, New York. Fisher has already received much high major attention from several schools over the past year.

Fisher has been recruited hard by several ACC and Big East schools. Among them: Seton Hall, Rutgers, Syracuse, Connecticut, and St. John's from the Big East Conference. Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Florida State are just a few schools from the ACC that have expressed interest, according to Fisher.

Corey has unofficially visited several of the local schools in the New York City area. But his recruiting process will likely include some of college basketball's big names. Because of his offensive skills, Fisher is likely to be recruited on a high major level nationally. "I am interested in Kentucky," Fisher said. "I am very open right now."

For now, Fisher will rest his ankle. But the summer is closing in and Corey plans on being ready for the AAU competition. "The ankle is fine," he said. "I'll be ready."

It's likely many programs, including the Kentucky Wildcats, will take a serious look at his skills this summer. Fisher appears to be comfortable in handling the perception that he is one of the best guards in the 2007 class.


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