Injury-plagued Fisher transferring from TCU

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TCU guard Jaylen Fisher was the No. 34 player in the nation when he came to TCU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.

The highest rated recruit to ever suit up for the Horned Frogs basketball team is transferring.

Jaylen Fisher, a dynamic inside and outside scorer, will miss the rest of the season and then leave the program, the team announced Thursday.

Fisher missed the second half of last season after tearing his meniscus in practice and had arthroscopic surgery in September.

“Obviously we haven’t had him for a while, he’s been in and out for really three years,” said head coach Jamie Dixon on this week’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference. “It’s something we’ve always known was a possibility given the history, the sheer number of surgeries.”

Dixon said Fisher has had six total surgeries in the last three years, five at TCU and one in high school. He has had three operations on his right knee in the last 12 months.

He appeared in nine games this season but has been out since Christmas with a right knee injury. TCU has played redshirt freshman guard RJ Nembhard in his place, as well as getting true freshman point guard Kendric Davis more minutes.

 

Fisher will finish his career as a Horned Frog averaging 10.9 points and a 42 percent clip from long range.

Fisher is still enrolled in classes at TCU this semester. He will continue to receive regular medical treatment on campus. 

“We’re supporting him in every way possible whatever that decision may be,” said Dixon. “His intent is to finish class this spring and see if he can play elsewhere.”