In the recruiting world, Texas Tech got a big-time target on Thursday in 2023 Elijah Fisher, who then announced that he would be reclassing to 2022.  Fisher gives the Red Raiders another prospect for 2022 but it also gives Texas Tech one of the top prospects in the country, as he is ranked as a 5-star by many national outlets.

Fisher is no stranger to Phenom Hoops, as we have watched him as early as an eighth-grader to when he attended our Phenom National Showcase, and then most recently when he went off for 74-points this past high school season.

This is what we had to say about his game recently:

“The 6’6 prospect continues to show just how dominant he can be on the court, with his physical nature, his strength in finishing, and his ability to operate from so many levels.  When watching, one of the first factors in his game is his patience and ability to create for himself, getting downhill and in the paint, physically bullying opponents that are smaller, and his ability to finish so well. Fisher has such tremendous body control and it can nearly be impossible to slow him down; is like a truck coming down the lane while also having tremendous athleticism/bounce. If he wasn’t able to finish, more than likely he was heading to the line. In the game, he went 18-for-26 from the free-throw line.”

We also spoke with Ben Golan from Red Raider Sports (Rivals), to get his thoughts on the importance of Fisher’s commitment.

Speaking with Ben Golan from Red Raider Sports (Rivals):

Phenom: How big of a commitment was that for Texas Tech?
Golan: When Mark Adams got hired as the new head coach at Texas Tech one of the big questions fans and media had about the hire was his ability to recruit. If landing two of the top transfer classes in back-to-back summers didn’t answer the question, getting a commitment from Canadian 5-star guard Elijah Fisher should do the trick. Fisher joins Pop Isaacs, Lamar Washington and Robert Jennings to round out a very nice high school class, which should be the foundation for Texas Tech basketball for years to come.

Phenom: What can Elijah bring to and help the program with?
Golan: At 6’7” with guard skills, Fisher will bring the ability to playmaker and create both on and off the ball. His strengths are attacking the rim, where he uses his great athleticism to finish through or over defenders. His jump shot is developing but coming along nicely. On defense he uses his length to contest shots and his switchability will make him a good fit in Adams’ no middle defense.