Fuller Headed To The Midwest

Forward Aaron Fuller, a senior, is ditching the Arizona climate for Big Ten country. The 6-foot-7 forward made his pick after a recent official visit.

Aaron Fuller is going to need a new wardrobe. On Tuesday, the Mesa (Ariz.) High senior committed to Iowa. The 6-foot-7 combo forward was beginning to heat up upon averaging 23.7 points and 10.8 rebounds a game as a senior.

Michigan and Washington State were looking but it was the Hawkeyes who stepped up and made him a priority.

"I think the belief they had in Aaron right from the get go; they had loyalty to him," Mesa coach Shane Burcar said. "When he went on his official visit he was sold hook line and sinker. Their commitment to him was the biggest thing."

Iowa came multiple times to see Fuller, even when he was hurt and unable to perform at his best. Assistant Joel Cornette, according to Fuller, never wavered and fell hard for his player.

"I think with their offense they like how he can shoot the ball and make open shots. I think they'll play him at the 3-4 area. They talked about him using screens and getting him open shots."

Burcar told Fuller that when he visited Iowa City he'd see a scenario different than Mesa. In the Midwest, Burcar said, they're passionate about their college teams.

"The visit was so important because kids in Arizona don't understand the Midwest. Little Johnny at 8 years old, he's got his Iowa Hawkeyes gear on if he's from Iowa. The kid came back amazed at how everyone loves the Iowa Hawkeyes."

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