2013 Intro: Luke Fischer

With three scholarships available to Wisconsin basketball's 2013 recruiting class, Badger Nation looks at a couple of the early targets. With an early offer from Marquette and ranked in the top 15 at his position by Scout.com, Luke Fischer may be one of the top players in the state in 2013.

MADISON - To say Luke Fischer had a good high school season is a touch of an understatement.

In just his sophomore season, the three star power forward for Germantown (Wis.) HS started all 26 games and averaged 10.5 points per game in helping lead his team to a 24-2 overall record and an appearance in the sectional semifinals.

Throw in his work with the AAU Wisconsin Swing and Fischer has received plenty of interest from schools, but he only holds one scholarship offer from the University of Marquette.

"I was very excited when I received the offer," Fischer told Badger Nation. "My family was happy for me as well. Living near Milwaukee I've always followed Marquette basketball."

Over the next several weeks, Fischer may start to follow Wisconsin basketball a little closer. With Wisconsin having offered only point guard Bronson Koenig in the 2013 class and the Badgers looking to take at least one big man with their three scholarships in the class, the 6-foot-8, 195-pound Fischer – rated the 15th-best power forward in the country by Scout.com – could earn an offer if he decides to participate in UW's elite camp next month.

"I haven't received an offer from Wisconsin yet, but I talked to coach Greg Gard this past week," Fischer said. "We don't have any set dates when I'll come down and visit, (but) he just told me to come down whenever I can."

In addition to the interest from in-state, Fischer has been making trips out of state, having visited Big Ten schools Indiana and Iowa during the past month.

"I went to Indiana two weeks ago and Iowa a month ago," Fischer said. "I saw both schools facilities and I also met with their coaching staffs. Both visits went well. I liked the coaches and thought the facilities were nice. Neither school I thought was better than the other in my mind they both are equal."

Although Fischer already has an offer from Marquette he still knows what he needs to work on in order to improve his game.

"I want to improve my overall strength," Fischer said. "I have been in the weight room after school for an hour lifting with my teammates. I do it three to four times a week."

Fischer has his strengths, as well, as he prides himself in being a good defensive player.

"I'm a good shot blocker," Fischer said. "I can make other players alter their shots."

With one scholarship offer from Marquette, it's safe to say Fischer is only beginning in his recruitment.


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