In spite of COVID-19, highlighting some of the best players around the country has been our focal point. There are definitely players outside of the borders of the US that are stirring up a lot of interest. It’s been 128 years since Canadian graduate student James Naismith invented the game of basketball.
Canada has not had a shortage of producing outstanding players in the past and present years. Steve Nash, Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Rick Fox, Samuel Dalembert, Jamal Murray and Kelly Olynyk are just a few to name.
The 2019 NBA Draft was a historic one for Canadian basketball. Six Canadian players heard their name called RJ Barrett was taken 3rd overall by the New York Knicks. Ignas Brazdeikis, who was taken 47th overall in the second round by the Sacramento Kings. Nickeil Alexander-Walker by Brooklyn Nets, Brandon Clarke by Oklahoma City, Mfiondu Kabengele by Brooklyn Nets, and Marial Shayok by Philadelphia 76ers.
There is definitely a new kid on the block and his name is Elijah Fisher. The class of 2023 6’6” 185 pound Canadian of Creatwood Prep, is definitely a player we should all become familiar with. Elijah has a good body frame. At his size, he’s a skilled Big guard that can get to the rim and finish.
Coming off of his freshman season it’s still early in the process of his development and growth. One thing for sure, you can definitely see that Elijah has all the tools to be a special player. He’s an athletic guard that brings size and versatility to his position. Elijah rebounds well and handles the ball in transition. For his age he’s poised and smooth in transition. Elijah welcomes contact inside the lane.
We all should expect Elijah’s mid-range shot to develop and become more efficient. He’s too good of an athlete. Without question, this young man will be one of the most recruit players in the class of 2023.