Freshman Elijah Fisher
While Pop Isaacs is one of the highest-rated players to ever sign with Tech, he isn’t even the highest-rated player in Tech’s 2022 freshman class. That distinction goes to Elijah Fisher and the excitement around his arrival is easy to understand.
The No. 4 all-time high school recruit in Tech history, the Canadian is a 6-foot-6 small forward who reclassified during the offseason allowing him to skip his senior season of high school and come to Lubbock.
Fisher is known as an elite athlete who can create offense off the dribble. However, scouts say he needs to develop his outside shot in order to become a star at the college level.
There is a possibility that Fisher could work his way into the starting lineup at some point this year, perhaps even right off the bat. But Tech fans should keep in mind that many of the top all-time recruits in program history have struggled when making the transition to college hoops.
Players such as Nimari Burnett (Tech’s No. 2 all-time recruit), Micah Peavy (Tech’s No. 3 all-time recruit), and Khavon Moore (Tech’s No. 5 all-time recruit) all found it tough to be a star immediately in their careers and all would eventually leave the program.
Hopefully, Fisher doesn’t follow that trend and is more like Jahmi’us Ramsey (Tech’s top all-time recruit), who had arguably the best freshman season in Tech history when he averaged 15.0 points per game in 2019-20. That’s a high bar to reach but given Fisher’s overall talent, he might be one of the freshmen to thrive right away in the Big 12.