Fischer Won’t Transfer to BIG School
January 2, 2014 – Two days after leaving the Indiana program, Luke Fischer announced Wednesday night that he won’t seek a transfer to another Big Ten program, “out of respect for coach (Tom) Crean and Indiana.”
Luke Fischer used his Twitter account to speak publicly for the first time since his transfer was announced on Dec. 30.
“My family and I will be looking at all the options available to me and making a decision on my future plans,” Fischer tweeted.
Fischer’s transfer, just 13 games into his freshman season, was surprising in its timing. The 6-foot-11 post player had appeared in all of Indiana’s games, and his 10-point performance in the Hoosiers’ non-conference finale was the best game of his young career.
“In those types of situations, timing issues can always surprise you, but I can’t stand here and say that I was in complete shock,” Crean told the media after practice Monday.
Asked what he meant when he said he wasn’t entirely surprised by Fischer’s decision, Crean responded, “Well, that’s just really my personal opinion. That’s what that means.”
Fischer committed to Indiana nearly two years ago.
He was also considering several other Midwest programs, including Iowa, Creighton and Marquette, his hometown school. Fischer is from Germantown, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.