Recruiting on the Plains: 2023/2022 Guard Elijah Fisher Player Profile

A significant commitment.


Height: 6’7″
Weight: 210
Position: Guard
Offers: Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Mississippi, Morgan State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Kansas State
High School: Crestwood Prep (Toronto, Ontario)
Video: See below
Commitment Date: May 26, 2022
Cumulative Rating: 99.32

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24/7 Sports 97 | | |
ESPN 93 | | | |
On3 97 | | |

I am typing this on Wednesday night with the expectation that Fisher is committing to Texas Tech as a 2023 commit and will reclassify as a 2022 player and be in Lubbock over the summer. Fisher is the best player in Canada, still has a year of high school left, but probably nothing to prove. Fisher is for all intents and purposes a 5-star player that would arguably be the best high school player to step on campus.

I’ve embedded videos below, but Fisher is a tough forward that scores really well inside, is NOT afraid of contact, finishes well, and likes mixing it up inside. When you do see him shoot outside, he’s got a nice stroke and good handles, but I haven’t watched enough video to know how those translate to the college game.

You can read about Fisher from this SportsNet article that sets out his situation, basically that he started playing high school basketball at age 12 and speaks to his family life, which all sounds great. This FanNation article discusses how he may not be able to profit off of his NIL:

The traditional college route is certainly on the table for Elijah who has offers from over 20 Division I and high-major universities. All of those coaches are pushing for Elijah to reclassify and come next season, Rohan said. One issue the family is trying to navigate is how Elijah’s student visa will complicate his earnings ability if he does play collegiately in the United States. It could prohibit him from profiting off his name, image, and likeness despite the NCAA’s new NIL rules.

“As it stands right now, international players can’t necessarily benefit from it. The only way you can benefit from the NIL deal is, say, for instance, you go to the G League or he goes overseas,” Rohan said. “I know there’s work being done behind the scenes to see if they can alter the international rules when it comes to the NIL.”


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