D'or Fischer Becomes Second Mountaineer to Join Dazzle

January 12, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) - Roanoke Dazzle News Release

Roanoke, Va., January 12 - The Roanoke Dazzle announced today that they have acquired D'or Fischer, a 6-10, 247 pound center, from the NBA Development League available player pool. In an associated move, the Dazzle have waived forward Nate Daniels.

Fischer participated in training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005. With the Bobcats he played in four preseason games averaging 16.5 minutes, 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.

"He is a big kid, who is very athletic." said Dazzle Coach Kent Davison. "He will block a lot of shots and be a defensive presence for us. We are really looking forward to working with him."

Fischer, who finished his collegiate career last season at West Virginia University, becomes the second former Mountaineer on the Dazzle roster joining forward Tyrone Sally. In his two seasons at West Virginia, Fischer played in 65 games averaging 22.9 minutes, 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots a game. Fischer has a 91 inch wingspan that allowed him to block 140 shots as a junior, setting a West Virginia single-season record. Fischer also led the Mountaineers in scoring and rebounding as a junior with 10.8 points and 6.2 boards per game.

Fischer will join the team in Fort Myers, Florida and is expected to be in uniform tomorrow as the Dazzle play the Florida Flame in the second of a pair of games.

Daniels, who was selected by Roanoke in the sixth round (45th overall) of the 2005 D-League Draft, played in 16 games for the Dazzle, averaging 11.3 minutes, 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds.

The Dazzle are in the middle of a month long eight game road trip and will next return home on Friday, January 27 to take on the Fayetteville Patriots at the Roanoke Civic Center with tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m. This will be the first chance for fans to see Fischer and former Virginia Tech standout Bryant Matthews suit up for the Dazzle.

The NBA Development League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Fayetteville Patriots (N.C.), Florida Flame (Ft. Myers), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Roanoke Dazzle (Va.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).

The D-League offers players the opportunity to develop their talent in a highly competitive atmosphere under the NBA's umbrella. Thirty-seven (37) players have been called up to the NBA on 51 separate occasions. Eleven (11) former D-League coaches, six athletic trainers, 14 referees and 30 front office executives have also been called up since the start of the league's inaugural season in November 2001.

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the league also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. The D-League is a source of on-court talent for the NBA's 30 teams and is a diverse human resources pool for the NBA and its teams by training employees in management, operations, public relations, sales and marketing positions.

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