Sophomore credits father as inspiration

By Arielle Friscia
February 26, 2009

The inspired sophomore of the Cabrini men’s basketball team can’t wait to take the next step of his basketball career.

Lamar Fisher, sophomore communication major, made his decision about coming to Cabrini a few months before he left for school.

“One of the coaches here said he was really interested in me and that I had a lot of talent and decided to set something up for me to come here and play,” Fisher said.

There were a few other schools looking at Fisher to play for them. One of those being Rutgers-Camden in New Jersey.

Fisher came from Metuchen, N.J., where he played four years of basketball with St. Joseph High School. His inspiration comes from his father, who introduced him to the game of basketball at a young age.

“You know I just enjoy watching the NBA and college basketball and all the hype. I always dreamed I would be there one day and I’m still trying to make that next step,” Fisher said.

Not only is Fisher’s father an inspiration, but Kobe Bryant also inspires him.

On the court, Fisher sometimes feels like he is Bryant.

“He’s just an amazing player; he inspires me a lot. Just the way he moves around the court, he’s so comfortable. No worries at all,” Fisher said.

Starting in a few games this season and as a freshman with the Cavaliers, Fisher has seen his teammates not only as a group of men who play basketball together, but more of a growing family.

“Oh yeah, it’s family. It took a lot of getting used to. We had a lot of new players. We lost a couple of seniors that were a big part of this team, but we started getting comfortable,” Fisher said.

Not only does Fisher look to his teammates for support, but his family also supports him tremendously on and off the court.

“They are a big part of my support,” Fisher said. “They let me know what I am doing wrong, the mistakes I made and what I could do to improve myself. They are on top of me for everything.”

Fisher said that coach Marcus Kahn is always making sure that Fisher is doing what he is supposed to be doing on and off the court. Fisher personally has big goals.

“The rest of the season I’m just going to keep pushing my teammates and hopefully get something out of basketball and try to take it to another level when I graduate,” Fisher said. “If not, I’ll probably take my communication skills further and see what I can do.”

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