Wake Forest Sophomore Chase Fischer Reportedly Set to Transfer

By Paul Seaver
Liz Condo-USA Today Sports

According to a report from Blogger So Dear, Wake Forest sophomore guard Chase Fischer is set to transfer from the university at the end of the school year.

In his second season in Winston-Salem, Fischer saw a decrease in his statistics across the board, most notably his time on the court. After averaging 26 points per game as a freshman, Fischer had to endure a lesser role in 2012-13. He averaged just over 14 minutes per contest, scoring 4.5 points per game.

Fischer was used less as the season rolled along, notching 20 minutes only twice conference play. In turn, his offensive numbers also took a hit, as the 6-foot-3 West Virginia-native only scored in double-figures once after non-conference play came to a close.

According to the report, Wake Forest officials had no comment on Fischer or his status. With his decision to transfer however, Fischer marks the ninth Demon Deacons that has either transferred or been dismissed since the program since head coach Jeff Bzdelik took over in 2010.

In his three seasons at Wake Forest, Bzdelik has failed to take Wake Forest to the postseason and in fact, the Demon Deacons have seemingly been non-competitive. Wake Forest is averaging just 11 wins per season since Bzdelik took over, but the athletic department made the decision earlier this week to retain him as head coach.

Fischer was a former Marshall commit in high school before signing with Wake Forest, so we will have to wait and see what his next move is from here and whether or not he will make the decision to move closer to home.


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