Aidan Fisch Caps Off Special Pitt Career on Senior Night
Aidan Fisch began his basketball career as a die-hard Pitt fan, growing up in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
After playing WPIAL hoops for Franklin Regional in high school, Fisch enrolled at Pitt and worked his way into the basketball program to serve the Panthers’ players as a manager. However, being a manager was never the end goal.
Fisch excelled in his position and earned respect in the locker room. At 6-foot-6, he was no slouch on the court, either. He eventually worked his way up to a walk-on position with the team, becoming a team leader in practice and bringing the same energy each game to the bench. Following last season, Fisch was honored as one of Pitt Athletics’ “Gold Standard Teammates of the Year” at the Panthers’ Choice awards.
This year, head coach Jeff Capel honored Fisch by awarding him a scholarship for his senior year. The journey from manager, to walk on, to scholarship player for Pitt was a special one for Fisch, but it did not surprise anyone around the team when the news came out.
“His voice is really important for us, and he has earned that,” Capel said on Friday, one day before Fisch’s senior night. “Everyone knows what an unbelievable teammate he is.”
Fisch will step out on the Petersen Events Center court for the last time of his career on Saturday, as Pitt takes on Syracuse at 5 p.m. in front of a sold-out, senior night crowd.
Way to go Aidan! Thanks for your hard work and representing our PITT Panthers with class!!