Four years ago, if someone had asked Lynnville-Sully’s Carson Fisk if she planned to work toward playing college basketball. Fisk would have told them no.
“Coming into my freshman year, I hated basketball. Softball was my sport and I still love softball,” Fisk said as she prepared to sign her national letter of intent on Thursday. “Coach (Jerry) Hulsing is just amazing, and he altered my perspective of basketball.”
Fisk, a Lynnville-Sully High senior, signed Thursday to play basketball next year for Central College in Pella. Fisk is a multi-sport athlete for the Hawks, playing volleyball, basketball, competing in track and playing softball.
“Still at the beginning of this year, I was thinking maybe just put high school behind and not play college sports — move on with life,” Fisk said. “Then I went on an athletic visiting day at Central in the fall. I had a one-on-one tour, talked to a football player and an administrator. It felt like home.”
Fisk said she still was leaning to not playing college sports but she admitted as the Lynnville-Sully basketball season rolled around, she knew she couldn’t say goodbye to basketball. Fisk has been a big part of the Hawk girls’ basketball success the past four years, 78-17, under head coach Jerry Hulsing.
“I was looking around for schools again and found Central. It’s program has the same ‘family’ feel as we have here at Lynnville-Sully. I watched them a couple of times and I like the teamwork and the excitement they bring to the court. The players and coaches are great to be around.”
The 5-foot-9-inch Fisk will play for Central women’s basketball head coach Joe Steinkamp, who just finished his second season at the Dutch helm. The Dutch went 7-18 overall and 3-13 in the American River Conference in 2018-19. Central is an NCAA Division III program.
Fisk is a two-time Class 1A All-State selection. After leading the Hawk girls to an 18-4 season and reaching a regional championship game for the fourth straight year, Fisk was tapped to play in two all-star games by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association and the Iowa Girls Coaches Association to wind up her senior campaign.
Fisk has led the Hawk girls in scoring the past two seasons and finished her L-S career with 1,007 points. She had 485 rebounds, 133 assists, 170 steals and blocked 15 shots in her four years.
As a senior, Fisk scored 391 points, had 130 rebounds, 59 assists and led the team with 59 steals. She shot 48.6 percent, 153-of-315, from the field overall and had nine 3-pointers. She is a 69-percent free-throw shooter, going 76-of-110.
“I believe I can bring my work ethic — I’m known for working hard every day and encouraging my teammates to be their best,” Fisk said. “The coaches haven’t told me what position I’ll play but assistant coach Amy Briggs did tell me they liked the way I was feeding the ball into our post players, leading them to the basket with a pass.”
Fisk will major in elementary education at Central. She is the daughter of Jason and Jeana Fisk of Searsboro.
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