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D'or Anthony Naheem Fischer[1] (born October 12, 1981) is an American–Israeli professional basketball player who last played for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. He has also represented the senior Israeli national team. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he plays at the power forward and center positions.

D'or Fischer
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Fischer with the Shiga Lakestars in October 2018
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolUpper Darby
(Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania)
College
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005Anwil Włocławek
2006Roanoke Dazzle
2006–2007EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2007–2008Euphony Bree
2008–2010Maccabi Tel Aviv
2010–2011Real Madrid
2011–2012Bilbao Basket
2012–2013Donetsk
2013–2014Brose Baskets
2014–2015UNICS Kazan
2015–2016Hapoel Jerusalem
2017Capitanes de Arecibo
2017Valmiera
2017–2019Shiga Lakestars
2019Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Fischer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and did not play basketball for the school when he attended Upper Darby High School.[2]

Fischer played college basketball at Northwestern State University and also at West Virginia University with the West Virginia Mountaineers. As a sophomore, he was honorable mention all-Southland Conference selection after averaging 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks per game, and totalling 133 blocks for the season (second in the nation).[3] He broke the NSU record for blocks in a game (with 13) and was just one short of the NCAA record of 14 shared by four players.[3]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted at the 2005 NBA draft, Fischer signed his first professional contract with the Polish club Anwil Włocławek. However, he left Anwil after only three games.[4] In January 2006, he signed with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA D-League.[5]

For the 2006–07 season, he signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Bundesliga. The following season, he played in Belgium with Euphony Bree.

On July 17, 2008, he signed a one-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[6] On August 2, 2009, he re-signed with Maccabi for one more season.[7]

On July 24, 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the Spanish club Real Madrid.[8] On August 1, 2011, he moved to another Spanish club, Bilbao Basket, for the 2010–11 season.[9]

On August 25, 2012, he signed with the Ukrainian club Donetsk.[10]

On September 27, 2013, he signed with the NBA's Washington Wizards.[11] However, he was later waived by the Wizards on October 16.[12]

On November 24, 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the German club Brose Baskets.[13] In April 2014, he was named to the German League's All-Basketball Bundesliga First Team.[14]

On August 2, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Russian club UNICS Kazan.[15] In the 2014–15 EuroLeague season, he averaged 13.1 points per game, with a 75 percent field goal percentage from the field, and averaged 5.7 rebounds per game.[16]

On July 15, 2015, Fischer signed a one-year contract with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.[17][18] On March 25, 2016, he parted ways with Hapoel, after averaging 8.7 points and 5 rebounds per game in the Israeli League.[19]

On January 8, 2017, Fischer signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico.[20] He left Arecibo, after appearing in three games, and on March 14, 2017, he signed with Latvian club Valmiera, for the rest of the season.[21][22]

On August 8, 2017, Fischer signed with the Shiga Lakestars, of the Japanese B.League.[23]

On February 10, 2019, Fischer returned to Israel for a third stint, joining Bnei Herzliya for the rest of the season.[24]

Israeli national teamEdit

Fischer has been a member of the senior Israeli national basketball team. He played with Israel at the 2015 EuroBasket.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Anwil Włocławek Polish PLK 3 24.0 .417 -- .750 9.0 1.0 .7 1.3 4.3
Roanoke Dazzle D-League 27 20.1 .579 -- .838 5.0 .6 .2 1.3 6.0
2006–07 EWE Baskets Oldenburg German BBL 34 26.1 .624 -- .715 6.6 .9 .3 2.6 11.9
2007–08 Euphony Bree Ethias League 41 32.5 .578 -- .765 10.8 1.8 1.2 2.7 14.2
2008–09 Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. Ligat HaAl 25 22.8 .741 -- .842 6.6 1.7 .8 2.0 10.4
2009–10 28 19.1 .667 .000 .717 5.8 1.4 .7 1.3 6.9
2010–11 Real Madrid Liga ACB 40 19.6 .613 -- .778 4.7 .7 .3 1.4 6.2
2011–12 Bilbao Basket 33 24.6 .603 .333 .774 5.5 1.3 1.2 1.9 8.5
2012–13 BC Donetsk Ukraine SuperLeague 38 28.2 .623 .000 .784 7.4 2.8 1.0 1.9 11.0
2013–14 Brose Baskets Bamberg German BBL 28 22.0 .641 .000 .783 6.1 1.1 .4 2.6 10.7
2014–15 UNICS Kazan VTB United League 29 25.5 .628 .000 .865 5.3 1.9 .6 1.5 10.1
2017–18 Shiga B.League 59 30.1 .624 .364 .843 9.9 3.1 1.0 2.2 13.6

PersonalEdit

On March 1, 2009, Fischer was attacked outside of a club in Tel Aviv with a glass bottle. He was injured in the face and his facial nerves were damaged, but he has fully healed.[25]

In July 2014, after marrying an Israeli woman Fischer became an Israeli citizen, and joined the Israel national basketball team.[26][16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dor Anthony Naheem FISCHER (ISR).
  2. ^ Fischer takes long road to NCAA tourney
  3. ^ a b Hidden Gem
  4. ^ "D'or Fischer". Plk.pl. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "D'or Fischer Becomes Second Mountaineer to Join Dazzle". Oursportscentral.com. January 12, 2006. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Maccabi Electra lands center D'or Fischer". Euroleague.net. July 17, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "D'Or Fischer stays with Maccabi". Sportando.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Real Madrid tabs center D'or Fischer". Euroleague.net. July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Bizkaia Bilbao gets shot-block ace Fischer". Euroleague.net. August 1, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "BC Donetsk nets shot-blocking stud Fischer". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 25, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Wizards Sign Four For Training Camp". NBA.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Wizards Waive Fischer". NBA.com. October 16, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "D'or Fischer verstärkt Brose Baskets". Brosebaskets.de (in German). November 24, 2013. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  14. ^ "Münchens Point Guard Malcolm Delaney zum "Most Valuable Player" gekürt, Wölfe-Trainer Silvano..." Beko-bbl.de (in German). April 24, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  15. ^ "Д'ор Фишер в УНИКСе". Unics.ru (in Russian). August 2, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  16. ^ a b Local champ Hapoel Jerusalem signs familiar face D’or Fischer
  17. ^ "ד'אור פישר מצטרף לאלופה". Hapoel.co.il (in Hebrew). July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  18. ^ "Hapoel brings in veteran center Fischer". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  19. ^ "D'or Fischer, Hapoel Jerusalem part ways". Sportando.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "D'or Fischer inks with Capitanes de Arecibo". Sportando.com. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  21. ^ ""Valmiera/ORDO" papildina sastāvu ar Eirolīgā rūdīto Doru Fišeru". bkvalmiera.lv (in Latvian). March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  22. ^ "D'or Fischer (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Valmiera". Eurobasket.com. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  23. ^ "D'Or Fischer will play with Shiga Lakestars". Sportando.com. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  24. ^ "Jerome Dyson, D'or Fischer sign with Bnei Herzliya". Sportando.basketball. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  25. ^ "ISR – Maccabi's Fischer hurt in weekend attack". Fiba.com. March 4, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  26. ^ "D'or Fischer getting Israeli passport". Sportando.com. July 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2015.

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