The “Block Party” is coming to Washington. A defensive standout at WVU during the early 2000′s, D’or Fischer has enjoyed a nice career playing basketball in Europe, most recently with BC Donetsk in Ukraine. He was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans Summer League team in July. The Washington Wizards announced that they signed him to their training camp roster.
With Donetsk last season, Fischer played in 38 games averaging 11 points, 7.4 rebounds and nearly two blocks per game. Before that, he made stops in Spain, Israel, Belgium and Germany.
Fischer came to West Virginia University in 2002 as a transfer from Northwestern State. He will always be known for his shot-blocking prowess. During his first season, his junior year, playing under John Beilein, Fischer shattered Marcus Goree’s record with 124 shots blocked. He had 66 the next season, finishing his Mountaineer career with 190.
The Wizards begin their preseason on Oct. 8 at home against Brooklyn. Fischer joins Nene, Emeka Okafor and Kevin Seraphin as the centers on the roster.
Fischer joins Devin Ebanks (Dallas) and Joe Alexander (Golden State) as Mountaineers on NBA rosters. Casey Mitchell is a member of the Sioux Falls Skyforce while Kevin Jones remains a free-agent.