In what was probably the most heated race between several talented basketball players in the state of Wisconsin, it was Indiana Hoosiers commit Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI/Germantown) who won the prestigious Mr. Basketball award the same night he ended his prep basketball career with a second straight state title.
The award is a testament to how well Fischer has played over his career at Germantown. Fischer has not only led Germantown to two-straight Division I championships, but also an impressive 56-game winning streak as well. Not to mention, Fischer is a big reason as to why they are ranked 16th in the latest ESPN 25 Power Rankings and No. 22 in the USA Today Super 25 rankings.
With many talented players worthy of the coveted award this year, being named Mr. Basketball Wisconsin carries that much more of honor and Fischer is well deserving.
In 10 games this season, Fischer scored at least 25 points, including 32 points and 16 rebounds in the Division I state semifinals. In the state championship game Fischer scored 17 points and had seven rebounds leading Germantown to a 57-28 victory over Mukwonago.
Those two games show just how Fischer has been so dominant all season long. Including playoff games, Fischer averaged an impressive 21.3 points per game and has proven himself as a very well-rounded player. Not only has he been dominating opponents on the offensive end of the court, Fischer has made his presence known on the defensive end as well. At over 7 feet tall, Fischer is a big man that runs the floor very well and will only get bigger and stronger at the next level for Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean.
Forever in history Luke Fischer will be known as the best high school basketball player in the state of Wisconsin for the 2012-13 season. Although it was a tough decision for the voters, Fischer is well-deserving of being called Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball.