GENERAL: Fisher was the only senior on a Siena team that captured the MAAC regular-season and postseason titles and advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament with a stunning 83-62 upset of SEC power Vanderbilt in Tampa, Fla...Graduates as the second most prolific 3-point shooter in school history...Named team captain senior season...Renowned for his leadership and energy...Vocal leader and great spokesperson off the court...Fearless, tough competitor with a great basketball mind and a shooter's mentality...Possesses excellent ball skills and tremendous attitude...Tough-nosed, aggressive defensive player who works hard in the weight room...Finishes his career as one of Siena's most revered student-athletes ever.
2007-2008: Finished his career with a bang, knocking down six 3-pointers in Siena's MAAC Championship win over Rider and the team's NCAA First Round upset of Vanderbilt...MAAC All-Tournament Team selection...Finished Vandy game 6-6 from long range (3/21)...Surpassed Siena greats Doremus Bennerman '94 and Marc Brown '91 to finish his career second on school's all-time 3-point charts (229)...Started 10 games...Led team with 71 3-pointers...Reached double figures 10 times...Had only 20 turnovers in 34 games played...Posted highest free throw percentage on the team (84.4%)...Made 30 of last 32 free throws attempted over 22 game stretch entering NCAA's (94%)...Scored career-high 23 points in home win versus Dartmouth (12/31)...Led team with 21 points (6-10 from 3-point range) in MAAC Championship win against Rider (3/10) on his birthday...Shot 41.2% from 3-point range during MAAC Tournament.
2006-2007: Got hot at the right time, converting 46.4% of his 3-point attempts over a 15-game stretch late in the season...Played in all 32 games, finishing tied for third on team with 36 3-pointers...Averaged five points and 14.9 minutes per game...Played a key role on both ends of the floor as one of team's top reserves...Shot 71% from the free throw line, where he made 21 straight at one point...Reached double figures five times, including career-best 21-point performance in home win over NJIT (1/23)
2005-2006: One of four players to start all 28 games...Improved scoring average 5.3 points from freshman season, averaging 11.0 ppg (29th in MAAC)...Led team with 76 3-pointers (third in MAAC)...Scored 17 points or more in four of the last five games of regular season...Made 22 of last 24 free throws... Made five 3-pointers in a game six times (team was 5-1 in those games)...Third on the team with 11.6 points in non-conference action...Shot 37% from 3-point range and averaged 11.9 points in road games...Reached double figures in 15 games...Made at least one 3-pointer in all but two games (vs. Fordham and vs. Niagara).
2004-2005: Started 10 of the 29 games he played...Tied for team high with 45 3-pointers...Reached double- figures in scoring 10 times...Converted two or more 3-pointers in 12 games...All but eight of his field goals were from beyond the arc...Scored season-high 16 points in overtime loss to Canisius (1/17)...Dropped five 3-pointers, including the game-winning shot at Youngstown State (12/14)...Led the team in free-throw accuracy with an 82% success rate.
BEFORE SIENA: Finished career as the all-time leading 3-point shooter in New York State (334 career 3-pointers)...Earned recognition in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd...Scored school and Section IX record 2,119 points at Kingston High School...Holds Kingston record for most points scored in a single game (61 vs. Albany High as a senior) and a single season (705 as a senior)...Was named Sportsman of the Year at Kingston as a senior after averaging school record 29.4 points per game...He wore Kingston's uniform in 94 games over four years and never missed a contest...As a senior, he also set school single-season benchmarks with 102 three-point field goals, and 175 free throws.
The Tay Fisher File
Nickname: Tay Fish
One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: I want to be an elementary school teacher
Athlete I most admired while growing up: Michael Jordan
Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Baseball
My favorite class at Siena is: Oral Communication
My advice to children: Don't be afraid to fail because failure is a key to success
The player on the team I relate to best is: Kenny Hasbrouck because of his work ethic, passion and respect for others
My most memorable game ever was: Beating Marist in the semi-finals last season
Three words that describe me: Funny, outgoing and respectful
Favorite quote: "S+S=S" (Sweat plus Sacrifice equals Success)
My favorite athlete is: Jason Kidd
My favorite book: The Bible
If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be: Tiger Woods because he defines hard work and dedication
My favorite movie: Home Alone: Lost in New York
The important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: You have to come ready to play every game
Points: 21 vs. NJIT 1/23/07