#57 RANKED PLAYER IN COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2016)
STAR RANKING: 4 STARS
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
AGE: 18 YEARS OLD
POSITION: POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: BOLTON HIGH SCHOOL IN TENNESSEE
CHOSE TCU OVER: ARKANSAS, MEMPHIS, BAYLOR, INDIANA, AMONG OTHERS
PLAYER SUMMARY: In what was one of the more surprising head coaching changes this past off-season, former Pittsburgh head coach Jamie DIxon left a very successful program that he built and headed to resurrect his alma mater’s basketball program.
TCU finished last season with 2 Big-12 wins and had an overall record of 12-21. In what will be a big rebuilding job, Dixon landed an impact player and his point guard of the future in Jaylen Fisher. Fisher should be handed the keys to the offense from the first day of practice.
Fisher is a true point guard with nice size and strength for the position. While evaluating him, we saw a player who thrives in transition. His ability to see the court is excellent and is adept at setting teammates up.
The 6’2″, Tennessee native is very aggressive on the offensive end. He always seems to be attacking his defender. His ball handling and passing ability is what you would expect from a 4-star recruit. We have seen instances where he tries to do too much with the ball and makes questionable decisions. However, this is something that is true of most young point guards.
The future Horned Frog is a scoring point guard, which will be needed for a TCU team that has really struggled putting points on the board in recent years. While he scores in bunches, he will need to become a more consistent shooter in all phases. He does show a nice pull-up jumper and as previously mentioned, is excellent driving to the basket.
However, in order to keep opposing defenders from sagging off him, his shooting has to improve. He will need to put in the hours in the gym to become more consistent.
While there are areas in where Jaylen Fisher will need to improve upon, his positives certainly outweigh his negatives. He will be getting elite level coaching as Jamie Dixon is a proven big-time coach. Fisher is Dixon’s first high level recruit and they will be growing together during the 2016-2017 season. While it will take time for TCU to become a threat in the Big-12 conference, landing a talent like Jaylen Fisher will help expedite the process.
In our opinion, we believe Fisher will be the starting point guard from Day 1 of practice. He will be the leader of the new era for TCU basketball.
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