Basketball Brothers Chase Their Hoop Dreams

By: John Mulvaney Email
By: John Mulvaney Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Basketball has brought a pair of local brothers closer together, but it's about to send them in opposite directions.

When one of the Fischer brothers walks through a gym door, the other is close behind -- and both are followed by a game of one-on-one.

Noah and Chase Fischer are rarely apart. They're more like best friends or even twins than older and younger brother.

But the game they love will soon split them up. Noach spent the last two years as a walk-on at Marshall, but he wants to play, so next season he'll play at the University of Charleston.

Opportunity is not a concern for the highly recruited Chase. The parade All-American led West Virginia in scoring the last two years and is headed to Wake Forest.

There is no jealously, only competition and admiration between the two. At the end of the day, Noah is Chase's biggest supporter and Chase is Noah's.

Soon the brothers will be practicing in their own gyms 217 miles apart, but they'll still find a way to entangle themselves in each others basketball lives.

But it just won't be the same as sharing the gym together.

Chase left this week to workout at Wake Forest and take summer classes. Noah is taking one of his Marshall Teammates with him to UC -- Xavier Humphrey is also making the move from Huntington to Charleston.

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