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What’s next for Jaylen Fisher? Will he continue in the NCAA or explore NBA options?

Jaylen Fisher will explore his NBA options.
Jaylen Fisher will explore his NBA options. Special to Star-Telegram

Former TCU basketball player Jaylen Fisher is putting his name in the NBA Draft.

Fisher announced his intentions on Thursday, the last day college players can request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee and still be eligible to return to college basketball next season.



“After talking with my family and friends I have decided to put my name in the 2019 NBA Draft,” Fisher posted on his Twitter account. “I am currently keeping all my options as I go through this process. I am excited to get the necessary feedback to make the best decision. Thank you everyone for the Love and Support.”

Fisher is in the NCAA’s transfer portal, but has not announced where he might continue career if he stays in college. As far as a professional career, Fisher’s best bet may be playing overseas. He is not expected to be selected by an NBA team in the upcoming draft.

Fisher is currently enrolled at TCU through this semester.

Fisher played in just nine games for the Frogs this season, averaging 12.1 points and 2.7 assists, before leaving the team permanently in January.

Fisher has undergone six surgeries in three years, including five at TCU and one in high school. He has had three operations on his right knee in the last 12 months.

Fisher tore the meniscus in his right knee last January, which cut his sophomore season short. He underwent two additional surgeries on it, and battled knee issues all last season.

TCU junior guard Desmond Bane also put his name in the draft, although he is more likely than not coming back for his senior season. Sophomore forward Kouat Noi is expected to explore professional options, as well, and has yet to make a decision whether to return.

TCU freshman point guard Jaylen Fisher discusses his college debut after opening with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals against St. Thomas. Video by Jimmy Burch

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