Sunday, July 24, 2016

Elijah Fisher One Man One Goal: He's Coming for that #1 Spot

Ro Russell has been referred to as Toronto’s pipeline to the NBA; he has worked and trained some of the Canada’s most high level and elite players including NBA players Andrew Wiggins, Cory Joseph, Tristian Thompson, Dwight Powell, Nik Stauskas, and more.  

His assessment and development process cannot be denied and neither can his results.  For those in the know another of Ro Russell’s guys, Elijah Fisher, is already taking the nation by storm in the class of 2023 rather in most cases it’s been in the class of 2022 or 2021 as Fisher has consistently played up and made an impact.

The reality is that Elijah Fisher is not only a member of the 2023 class, approaching 6’1, but that he may be the its most complete, versatile, and following his fellow county man’s footsteps 2019 Rowan Barrett Jr., poised to challenge for the nations #1 spot in the country in 2023.

Elijah is being exclusively developed as a perimeter player and has a prototypical scoring guard frame (great length) and the skills to go along with it. He is deceptively explosive in transition and can put together a highlight reel of moves and counter moves – craftiness usually reserved for player many years his senior. He has a legitimate jump shot out to 22-feet and his release is smooth. He can elevate over his defender and get his shot off or explode off the dribble to get to the paint. Due to his length and quick hands, he has the chance to be a devastating defender both on and off the ball and he rebounds at a high clip both in and out of his area.

Ro Russell Grassroots Elite Director
Elijah has just as much upside of any wing-types you will see at the middle school level. He has all the intangibles scouts look for in a elite scoring guard. He needs to get stronger but that should come with age, maturity and weights at some juncture. Once he masters his mid-range skills, gets his handle razor sharp, and continues with the fundamentals he exhibits (getting on balance/triple threat position) he has the potential to be an upper-tier national level recruit not just now but on the high school level.

Elijah has committed to the Middle School All-American game and will attend the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp with one goal in mind; coming away with the nations #1 ranking and if his work this past year is any indication he has a very good chance of doing so.



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