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23 February 2007

VU signee Fisher scores 37 in win over Mayo

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
2/23/2007 12:54:00 AM

Corey Fisher, who will arrive at Villanova's campus next fall, led nationally top-ranked St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ) to a 78-76 overtime win over prep superstar OJ Mayo and #6 Huntington of West Virginia.

Fisher, a dynamic point guard with a deadly outside shot, scored 37 points and had 6 assists to lead his team to the win. OJ Mayo, a USC-commitment and regarded by many as the best high school player in America, scored a phenomenal 47 points in the loss.

The game was played in West Virginia and was broadcast live nationwide on ESPN2.

Fisher is part of an outstanding recruiting class that includes standout small forward Corey Stokes and point guard Malcolm Grant, New York City's player of the year. With this year's top recruit Antonio Pena set to take off his redshirt next fall, Villanova could have one of the best classes of freshmen in the country.

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At 2:04 AM, February 23, 2007, Blogger Brian RN said...

I am so pumped about this upcoming recruiting class. It's obviously small, but I like the quality of the recruits. While I didn't enjoy seeing Pena sit this year, I do believe he'll come in more of a mature player. He'll have had extensive time to learn the system, and will know his teammates' games. It's equally exciting to know that we'll have this team intact for two years (with no seniors in '07-'08), unless of course the NBA comes after #1.

At 2:50 AM, February 23, 2007, Blogger pete said...

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At 2:51 AM, February 23, 2007, Blogger pete said...

Yeah... though I would have liked to have seen Pena this year, I think the knee issues led the staff to RS him to max his available years at VU. The good thing is, like you said, he will be familiar with the system and will be able to help the true freshmen.

Our young talent now plus the great incoming kids plus hopefully Tyreke Evans = a bright future for VU, like you said Brian.


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