Luke Fischer got off to a slow start because of a preseason injury, but he's looking better now that's he's healthy and has practice and game experience under his belt.
Fischer and Hanner Mosquera-Perea are vying for more playing time (backing up Noah Vonleh), and even though Mosquera-Perea has improved since last season, Fischer should get more minutes going forward.
The freshman from Wisconsin is more skilled offensively, has looked great on defense and is also bigger (6'11", 230 lbs). He will be able to handle himself better against Big Ten bigs than Mosquera-Perea, who only stands at 6'8".
Fischer's potential is greater, but he needs more playing time to unlock it.
Crean has a couple options to consider. He can either make Fischer the primary backup to Vonleh or insert him into the starting lineup.
Against Evansville, Crean replaced Jeremy Hollowell, who had started the five previous games, with senior forward Jeff Howard, whose impact wasn't noticeable (2 PTS, 3 REB in 15 minutes). Crean could have Fischer start next to Vonleh and have Hollowell come off the bench.
Hollowell thrived in the role against Evansville, scoring 18 points in 17 minutes.
Either way, if Fisher gets more playing time, it will make the Hoosiers stronger in the long run.