Sneaking Up

While most of the attention on NBA hopefuls the past couple of weeks has been focused on Kevin Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey, another West Virginia alumnus has been making a splash on the summer league scene.

WVU's D'or Fischer, who played for the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBDL (D-League) last year, has put on several impressive performances for the Charlotte Bobcats entry in the Pepsi Pro Summer League series in Orlando, and had his best outing to date in Wednesday's 103-87 win over the host Magic.

In less than 16 minutes of action, Fischer scored eight points and hauled down nine rebounds (including five on the offensive end. He also had three blocked shots and a steal while suffering just one turnover.

In his three games to date, Fischer is averaging 7.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and is shooting 58.3% from the field. He als has six blocked shots and has made nine of his 11 free throw attempts.

Kevin Pittsnogle continued to struggle with his shooting in Orlando, hitting just one of four shots against Chicago on Wednesday. Pittsnogle did break through with a three-pointer in the contest, but had just one rebound and a steal against two turnovers in 15 minutes of action. He also had five fouls in his time on the floor.

It was Gansey's night to sit the bench, as the free agent signee saw just six minutes of court time. He missed two three-point attempts, and had one rebound in his limited time on the floor.

Pittsnogle has averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 42 total minutes, and has committed 14 fouls over that span. He is 2-7 from three-point range, and has suffered five turnovers.

Gansey has fared little better, totalling just 2,7 points and 1.7 boards per game. He has played just 28 minutes, and is 2-9 from beyond the arc.

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