Top 25 Seattle SG P.J. Fuller being heavily pursued early

P.J. Fuller has been heavily recruited since entering high school basketball as a highly touted freshman. Almost two years later and the highly touted rising junior still has several schools involved in his recruitment.

One of the West Coast’s top players in 2019 is P.J. Fuller, Scout’s 22nd ranked prospect in the class.

The 6-foot-4, 165-pound shooting guard from Seattle Nathan Hale was impressive this weekend at the Nike EYBL playing with Seattle Rotary Select, using his handle to create his own shot off the dribble and get to the basket.

“I think I am producing well,” Fuller said. “I’m not just scoring but sharing the ball, being a leader and making sure I’m holding others accountable on the court.

Fuller, whose offer list includes schools such as Florida State, Washington, Oregon State, TCU and USC, said he’s built close relationships with a few different coaches.

Arizona hasn’t reached out to me but me and (Lorenzo) Romar had a really good connection when he was at Washington,” Fuller said.

“Coach Hop (Mike Hopkins) took over at UW and he’s a really good guy; he’s really enthusiastic and I like him a lot.

“Me and coach (Leonard) Hamilton have a really good connection; he’s like family, he’s a good guy and knows what he’s doing.”

Florida State’s recent success helps the Seminoles’ chances with him.

“Florida State’s basketball program has always been good,” said Fuller. “Last season they had Dwayne Bacon and Jonathan Isaac, who are two really high level players.”

The Huskies have long been a serious contender to land Fuller and that remains the case.

“Washington definitely has my interest because the coaching staff are really good people and they play the way I like to play,” he said.

USC has quietly been in contention to land Fuller, who is often in the Southern California area.

“I really like California,” he said. “I go out there often on the weekends just to work out and train. I really like it out there. Coach (Jason) Hart has my interest.”

Fuller remains wide open, although he makes it clear there’s a school out there he’s hoping to hear from.

“I haven’t really thought about a timetable yet,” Fuller said. “I’ll probably wait until I feel it’s right. When it’s all said and done I’m just hoping I have Kentucky.”

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