Luke Fischer, Golden Eagles bring something special to court

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Being a humble guy, Luke Fischer would be the last one to tell you that he resembled Superman in his Marquette debut two nights ago. But the way he transformed his team, he probably could have worn a cape.

Playing in his first game wearing a Marquette University uniform, the 6'11", 245-pound transfer from Indiana "made" a statement. He posted 19 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots as the Golden Eagles flew over Arizona State, 78-71 Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Fischer had an amazing high school career. A former state player of the year and Parade All-American, Luke led Steve Showalter's Germantown Warhawks to consecutive state championships his last two years -- combining for a 56-0 record!

After playing in 13 games for Tom Crean's Indiana Hoosiers, Fischer decided to come home last year.

When Coach Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech, the sophomore never wavered -- not after he met Steve Wojciechowski.

With Deonte Burton and John Dawson announcing that they intend to transfer, the ultra-competitive coach Wojo is down to just eight scholarship players. He's brought in a walk on and his assistant coaches -- most of whom were accomplished college players -- so that the Eagles can have a meaningful practice.

Underdogs? Maybe, but the great eight have embraced the challenge.