March 15, 2019 at 9:30am
Dane Lisser / Video by Michelle Hassel

Brothers Calvin and Zach Fisher talk family and basketball

Calvin and Zach Fisher have a lot in common – they both play basketball, they both are business management majors, and they both attend Millikin University.

Calvin, a first-year student, joined his brother Zach, a junior, on the Big Blue Men's basketball team for the 2018-19 season. The Monticello, Ill., natives flourished during their time on the Sages basketball team. Zach was named the Herald & Review's Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season and Calvin guided the Sages to their first state basketball tournament appearance in the 2016-17 season.

Now at Millikin, the Fishers continued their success on the court this past season with Zach finishing second on the team averaging 12.6 points per game, and Calvin earning College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and a team high 57 assists.

We met up with the Fishers to get the scoop on life, on and off the court - from video games to who would win in a game of one-on-one.


"The thing that stands out about Millikin is Performance Learning and the class sizes," said Zach. "Performance Learning allows us to get into the field that we study quickly. Our professors know our names and they know what sports we play. When I came to visit Millikin I felt wanted, and it still feels like that three years later."

Calvin added, "Coming here, you know that you're going to get a good education and it's close to home – a big factor is our family."