Jerusalem brings in veteran center Fischer

Jul 15, 2015 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Jerusalem brings in veteran center Fischer
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem added size and experience to its roster by inking center D'or Fischer to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Fischer (2.11 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Unics Kazan, where he averaged 13.1 points on 75% two-point shooting, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. He earned weekly MVP honors in regular season Game 8, leading Unics to a road win against Real Madrid with 25 points and 8 rebounds to amass a performance index ranking of 33. It was Madrid's only home loss in the last 2 Euroleague seasons. Fischer has played five previous Euroleague seasons for four teams - Brose Baskets Bamberg of Germany, Bilbao Basket and Real Madrid of Spain and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. He helped Madrid reach the Euroleague Final Four in 2011. Fischer has also played for Euphony Bree, where he was named the 2007-08 Belgian League MVP after leading the league in rebounds, blocked shots and index ranking, EWE Baskets Oldenburg, with whom he led the German League in blocked shots in the 2006-07 season; Anwil Wloclawek in Poland and Donetsk in Ukraine. He won one Israeli League crown and one Israeli Cup in his two seasons with the club. Fischer ranks 8th in the Euroleague in all-time blocks (138) and is first on average (1.55 bpg.). Hapoel will be Fischer's fifth Eurocup team - after Anwil, Donetsk, Bamberg and Unics.