May 2, 2013 9:03 PM by Andrew Masuda

Hancock point guard Fisher scores chance to play Division I ball

Allan Hancock College point guard Leron Fisher signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to play Division I basketball. Fisher will play at Longwood University, a member of the Big South Conference located in Virginia.

Fisher passed up an opportunity to play Division II ball right of high school to come to Hancock and play for head coach Ralph Gorton. His decision paid off with a Division I scholarship.

"When I first got to Hancock, Coach Gorton told me he was going to get me to a Division I school. So that was my main goal to try to play at a Division I school so every game I played my hardest because that was my main goal to get Division I and also to do good here," said Fisher.

The 5-11 guard averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 assists per game for the 20-10 Bulldogs.

Longwood just hired Jayson Gee as its head coach last month after a successful run at Cleveland State. The Longwood Lancers are coming off an 8-25 season that included a 4-12 run through BSC play. Fisher says Gee is a defense-minded coach and he expects to be a part of the program's turnaround.

Fisher says Longwood is just a four hour drive from his hometown in Maryland so his mother can go watch him play D-I ball. He also plans to major in business.



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