Fischer Concludes Stellar Season

2011 Wake Forest commit Chase Fischer recently concluded a record breaking career at Ripley High School. DeaconSports spoke with Fischer about his season and future at Wake Forest.

To say that shooting guard Chase Fischer ended his career at Ripley High School with a bang would be an understatement.

Fischer filled up the stat sheet averaging over 37 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds per contest.

In addition to his All-Conference and All-State selections, Fischer was named West Virginia Player of the Year as well as Gatorade Player of the Year for his state. Fischer has also been invited to participate in a high school 3 point contest at the Final Four next week.

"It was a great season for me and the team," said Fischer. "We do not have a lot of basketball history here at Ripley but this year we were 15-9 and made it to the second round of the sectionals where we lost to the eventual state champs."

Fischer has always been known as a scorer, but expanded his role even more this season. "I took on a real leadership role with the team. I wanted to set the tone for our team both on and off the court. We are a very close knit group."

While not looking for individual accolades, Fischer is humbled and honored with all of his post season awards. "It feels great to be recognized for your accomplishments. It proves that hard work pays off. To win the same award guys like OJ Mayo and Patrick Patterson won is a real honor."

Now that his high school career is over, Fischer is anxious to take his talents to Winston-Salem. "I am known as a shooter and I hope to bring that to the team next year. I will be able to stretch the defense. I can play the 1 or the 2 and I have a very good basketball IQ."

Fischer has no individual goals set for his first year at Wake Forest but plans to do whatever it takes to help the Deacs win. "I have no specific goals. To me, with hard work, the sky is the limit. I just want to come in and help Wake Forest get wins. I am going to work very hard to do that."

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