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IU Basketball Freshman Luke Fischer To Transfer

The freshman center says he is looking for a 'better fit' in a new university.

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The IU men's basketball team huddles before a game against the University of Wisconsin.

Indiana University basketball player Luke Fischer is transferring, IU announced today.

The freshman center averaged 2.8 points and 10 minutes per game.

As the IndyStar reports, Fischer missed significant time in the preseason with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

When he returned, Fischer played with a restrictive shoulder brace that limited his range of movement. He attempted just seven shots in Indiana’s first eight games.

“The brace really restricted how high I could raise my arm,” Fischer said earlier this month.

Fischer didn’t score against Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic, but Crean could be heard praising him from the sideline.

“He explained to us he is looking for a different fit for him,” IU coach Tom Crean said in a statement. “We hate to see a fine young man like Luke leave, but he has made his decision and we wish the entire Fischer family well.”

If Fischer goes to another NCAA Division I university, he will have to sit out a full year, according to NCAA rules.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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