Posted On: 01/22/18 10:11 AM
The Henning Hornets have been one of the surprise teams this season in the Park Region Conference and Section 6A. They currently are 10-3 overall with a 5-1 conference mark, and their roster includes only one senior.
They look to be primed for success this season as well as the next few, and one large reason why is junior point guard, Sam Fisher. “Sam is our point guard and floor general…Sam leads our team in assists as well as scoring. He is a great free throw shooter. Sam does a great job of setting his teammates up for scoring opportunities as well” says head coach Randy Misegades.
Fisher, the 5’9” floor general, is currently leading the Hornets in scoring with 14 PPG, while also contributing 4.5 AST, 3 REB, and 2.1 REB per game.
“Sam’s game is the mid-range area on the offensive end. Although he is capable of shooting the three, he is at his best when he penetrates to 12-15 feet” says Misegades. Fisher is shooting at a 50% clip from inside the arc this season, but feels that he can improve on his current 34% rate from deep. “I have been working on improving my 3-point shot and not fouling as much” says Fisher. For the season, Fisher is shooting 82% from the free throw line.
Fisher’s athleticism is one thing that stands out when watching him in person, he has speed, lateral quickness, and explosiveness. So much so, that even though he stands 5’9”, he regularly is at center court jumping for the opening tip-off. “He has very good quickness and jumps really well. Sam is deceptively strong for a kid his size” says Misegades.
Over the summer, the Henning players stuck together and played in a number of MYAS tournaments instead of splitting up on various AAU teams. The results of this have been seen this season for the young Hornets, as this is a very cohesive bunch of players.
Fisher has not been in contact with any college programs, but says that “I am looking for a college where I could possibly play basketball and get an education.” Fisher has proven that he can get the job done on the court, and his 3.571 GPA displays that he takes the classroom seriously as well.
Asked to comment on his season so far and their current 7-game winning streak, Fisher says “Our season so far has been going well with a record of 10-3. We won the last 7 games and I feel that we continue to get better each game. I hope to be able to win our section. We have some tough teams in our section but we have been working hard each practice and we have developed into a strong defending team.”
If the Hornets can keep their current momentum rolling into next month and into the playoffs, they appear to be a team that could make some noise in Section 6A. If they make a run, a name you’ll hear often and get familiar with will be Sam Fisher.