Fisher Signs Early
Patrick Fisher exceeded expectations in his first season in New England and now he's officially a division I player.
A big 6-foot-3 point guard who arrived at Vermont Academy with the reputation of being a potential division I prospect, Fisher blew away the scouting report in his first season in the NEPSAC, earning his team's starting point guard spot and proving to be one of the leaders of a team that went all the way to the Class AA final.
It was more of the same this spring as Fisher joined the BABC and helped them take the division A championship in the regular season of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League and picking up scholarship offers from the likes of Towson and Chattanooga in the process.
Unfortunately though he missed the vast majority of the summer with injury and saw some of his recruitment fall off as a result. Winthrop was one of the schools that came in this fall before hosting him for an official visit this weekend.
Now, they've locked up a commitment from a big point guard known for his wealth of intangibles, defensive prowess and ability to get into the teeth of the defense and make plays off the bounce.
Fisher joins Tyrique Jones to become the second Vermont Academy pledge to commit to a division I school in the class of 2016 while Bruce Brown is set to join that list tomorrow as he chooses between Indiana and Miami live on ESPN.