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Luke Fischer withdraws from Indiana

Dec 30, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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Luke Fischer has decided to withdraw from Indiana and will pursue a transfer, Indiana announced in a press release on Monday.

The news confirmed a report made by radio host and ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich on the radio Monday morning.

“Luke has decided to withdraw from Indiana and pursue another educational and basketball opportunity,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said in the release. “He explained to us he is looking for a different fit for him. We hate to see a fine young man like Luke leave, but he has made his decision and we wish the entire Fischer family well.”

Fischer was a top 100 recruit coming out of high school in Wisconsin. The 6-foot-11 center was averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 boards this season. In his final game as a Hoosier, he went for a career-high 10 points and blocked three shots.

  1. tmdill18 - Dec 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I’m a die hard Indiana fan. I don’t blame Luke. I would leave too. He has face up skills and needs to develop them for the next level. Won’t happen at IU. Zeller had substantial face up potential that is now surfacing at the NBA level. Crean didn’t utilize or develop ANY of it for Zeller and was on the same path for Luke. These guys should not be 100% back to the basket guys. They are too talented. Same with Vonleigh. Hope Crean doesn’t chase him off.

    • metalhead65 - Dec 31, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      you are so right about Zeller. I mean crean held him back so much that he was only the 7th player picked in the draft. yep all a result of the horrible job crean did coaching him. you are a complete moron for saying something so completely stupid.

    • metalhead65 - Dec 31, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      you are so right about Zeller. I mean crean held him back so much that he was only the 7th player picked in the draft. yep all a result of the horrible job crean did coaching him. you are a complete moron for saying something so completely stupid.

  2. therealgts - Dec 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    So diehard you know how to spell Noah’s last name correctly?

  3. tmdill18 - Dec 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    And besides offering nothing of substance, you failed to write a complete sentence.

  4. metalhead65 - Dec 31, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    wonder what the real story behind this is? he had a golden opportunity to step in as a freshman to and try and replace Zeller but thinks he has a better chance elsewhere? have fun playing at a school where you will never be heard from again.

  5. tmdill18 - Dec 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    “metalhead”. Speaks for itself. I bet it sucks trying to move through airport security with that plate in your head. But then losers like you don’t travel anyway – you mostly sit in your doublewide watching your $399 Walmart 52 inch. Zeller was drafted on his raw potential, not how Crean developed him. I do give Crean credit for developing Victor. If you would get your metal plate out of your butt, you might begin to understand what I’m talking about. Oh, and you only need to submit your post once Platehead.

  6. tmdill18 - Dec 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    And further, only a true moron would declare that Luke Fischer will never be heard from again. Life can be much more interesting, Platehead, if you try to be objective now and then. Oh sorry, “objective” means to observe from an unbiased perspective.

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