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November 23, 2013

2016 Point Guard Prospect Jaylen Fisher Turning Heads

It's not very often that you will find two coaches from the University of Memphis at an early season Bolton versus Germantown high school basketball game.

That just lets you know how special Bolton's Jaylen Fisher really is.

Fisher is a rarity nowadays: a true, pass-first point guard who can score if and when he needs to. He's got great size (6'1", 175, still growing), absurd court vision, tremendous handles and plus athleticism. His outside shot needs some work (he shoots it from eye level) with an inconsistent release point, so he will need to revamp it if he wants to get it off against collegiate competition.

But the sophomore from Bolton is clearly going to be a high Division I basketball player, and could end up one of the most special ballers to come out of Memphis for quite some time.

Fisher is still growing into his body and learning his limits. It sometimes causes him to erupt and pull grown man plays out of thin air. At my recently completed First Annual Southwind High School Play Jam, he presented perfect evidence of what I'm talking about.

Fisher came down the lane late in the 20-minute scrimmage session versus Overton High School, elevated over a defender and flushed a nasty one-hand jam that had the crowd in hysterics. However, he severely twisted his ankle on the move, even though he gamely finished the period before retiring for the afternoon.

Almost two weeks later, Fisher is still slowed somewhat by the injury. However, that did not stop him from nearly dropping a triple-double on a very solid Red Devil team, with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a 79-68 victory before a raucous Germantown crowd.

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