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Jeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer
- Basketball recruiting insider.
- Joined ESPN in 2014.
- Graduate of University of Delaware.
Five-star small forward Elijah Fisher committed to Texas Tech on Thursday, while also announcing his plans to reclassify into the 2022 class and play for the Red Raiders this fall.
Fisher chose Mark Adams’ program over a final list that also included Kentucky, Louisville and Memphis.
A 6-foot-7 Canada native who attended Crestwood Prep and played for Grassroots Canada on the AAU circuit, Fisher was one of the top 15 prospects in the 2023 class. He averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals during his junior season.
Fisher also suited up for Canada at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Championships, averaging 6.9 points in seven games and winning a bronze medal.
He’s the fourth freshman to sign with Texas Tech in the 2022 class, joining ESPN 100 point guard Rickie Isaacs and four-star prospects Lamar Washington and Robert Jennings. Adams is also bringing in a four-man transfer class that includes Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley), De’Vion Harmon (Oregon), Jaylon Tyson (Texas) and D’Maurian Williams (Gardner-Webb). Aimaq, Harmon and Tyson are all ranked inside ESPN’s top 100 transfers.
In his first year at the helm, Adams guided the Red Raiders to 27 wins and a Sweet 16 appearance, where they lost to Duke.
Texas Tech was just outside the last update of ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25, but Fisher’s addition should firm up a preseason top-25 spot.