Big man Bradley Fisher (1994 born) has verbally committed to NCAA Division 1 school Montana State University for the 2014-15 season, joining British assistant Chris Haslam who has been hired this off-season.
The 7’0″, 245lb Fisher, originally from Chorley, has been playing for Culver Academy in Indiana the past season, averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds per game.
“A bunch of different factors contributed to my decision to committing to MSU,” said Fisher, when talking to Hoopsfix. “They have the area in which I want to study which is Graphic Design and Business Marketing. Also I felt really comfortable with the coaching staff whenever I would speak to them, not just Coach Haslam but Coach (Shawn) Dirden and Coach (Brad) Huse. Finally I had looked up their facilities online and I really liked what I saw and what could be in the near future.”
The former Preston Pride player left for the US at just 15 years old, playing two seasons at United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C., before moving to the boarding school in Indiana.
“I see myself as a player that will solidify the inside,” he continued. “That will not only score but also get everyone else involved. I am also working towards being a big defensive presence on the inside and on drivers; this is what I see myself as for the team.”
Fisher is also the latest British victim of the NCAA’s strict eligibility rules, being forced to return home this season to complete his education. He will be unable to play for a team, but instead be working out under former coach Neal Hopkins.
MSU assistant Haslam was hired last month, with his “international recruiting ties” being cited as a benefit. The 6’11” former GB international joined the team from Lamar Community College, where he has been an assistant for three years.
Hoopsfix wants to wish Bradley all the best with his college career, we will be following!