Fischer Takes in Wisconsin

Wisconsin hasn't pulled the trigger on an offer yet for Germantown forward Luke Fischer, one of the top in-state prospects in the 2013 class, but after his unofficial visit Saturday, the 6-8 athlete knows the Badgers are highly interested.

MADISON - One of the top basketball players in the class of 2013, Luke Fischer was lucky enough to watch Wisconsin's first practice of the year. Fischer, a 6-8 forward from Germantown came, away impressed with the Badgers' opening practice of the year.

"They're going to be another solid team this year," Fischer told Badger Nation. "Josh Gasser I can tell will be a leader on this year's team and Jordan Taylor is going to be spectacular again. They're definitely going to be a fun team to watch this coming basketball season."

Sam Dekker and Zak Showalter, both 2012 commitments to Wisconsin, were also in attendance to watch the first practice of the year.

"The three of us talked but it wasn't really about basketball," Fischer said. "Sam and Zak were both on their official visits and they were talking about how excited they were about being Badgers next season."

After the practice, Fischer, who currently holds offers from Boston College, Creighton, Dayton, Green Bay, Iowa, Indiana and Marquette, was able to speak briefly to Bo Ryan and assistant coach Greg Gard.

"I wasn't expecting a sit down conversation with coach Ryan but when we did speak it was small talk. I know he has things that he needs to get done," Fischer said. "But assistant coach Greg Gard and I spoke for a while. Gard told me I was one of their highest recruits on their board and they were going to watch me play closely over the next year. He also said they want to recruit guys like myself because I'm a typical Wisconsin big man."

Gard also spoke to Fischer about what he would like to see him work on over the coming year. What Gard said wasn't a surprise to Fischer, who knows what he needs to work on in order to improve his game.

"They're looking for me to improve on getting stronger so I can become bigger (and) more of a post presence, getting physical when I'm down low," Fischer said. "I knew those were the areas I needed to work on to begin with and hearing that from coach Gard I'm going to keep working hard in those areas."

Fischer will continue to improve with Bronson Koenig, a 2013 Wisconsin commit who announced he was going to leave the Wisconsin Playground Warriors in early August so he could play with the Wisconsin Swing in his final summer of AAU basketball. Fischer couldn't have been happier when he heard the news of Koenig joining his AAU team.

"I'm so excited to play with him," Fischer said. "You can't imagine how excited I am to play with Bronson. I've never played with him before but I've played against him once or twice and I've been impressed with his play. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Before he can play with Koenig, Fischer will have to complete his upcoming basketball season at Germantown.

"I think we'll be really good," he said. "We have experience coming back and were expecting to win state. We've been putting in the hard work and time since our season ended a year ago. But I'm ready for the season to begin and finally see where we are as a team."

Besides winning state as a team goal, Fischer has one individual statistical goal for himself this upcoming season.

"My goal is to average a double-double every game. No matter what way if its points and rebounds or blocked shots and assists," Fischer said.

If he can achieve that goal, he could possibly see Wisconsin extend him an offer. If that does happen Wisconsin would rank pretty high amongst his other offers.

"They would definitely be high up," Fischer said. "Even though they haven't offered there not out of the picture. I've been watching the badgers play my whole life."

Wisconsin currently has known offers out to 2013 uncommitted prospects Semi Ojeleye, Devin Williams, Kyle Washington and Geno Thorpe.


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