In case you haven't noticed (not sure how you would have missed this), Corey Fisher has raised his game to another level since BIG EAST play began. I was one of Fisher's biggest critics during out-of-conference play - and to be fair, I was completely right when I said he needed to step it up.
It was taking him far too many shots to get points, he was turning the ball over, he had a minor off-the-court incident, etc. He just didn't seem like the senior leader we all expected him to be.
But now, he's arrived. Fisher took home Big 5 Player of the Week honors today, and upon seeing that it all of a sudden hit me - he's been very good lately. Like, best player on the team and one of the best players in the conference good. The numbers speak for themselves:
- 34.4 minutes per game
- 18.5 points per game
- 5.6 assists per game
- 3.4 rebounds per game
- 48% FG
- 52% 3P FG
- 85% FT
Those aren't just good numbers, those are GREAT numbers. He's playing at an All-BIG EAST level right now, and is now beginning to show the production and leadership that we expected from him before the season. Kudos, Corey.