West's Fuller Headed South

Junior Kyle Fuller (2010) is leaving the state of California and has decided to play his college basketball in the SEC.

Sometimes guys simply need to get their priorities in order. Kyle Fuller, a 6-foot point guard out of Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde was surfing too much on the internet and not focusing on the task at hand: basketball.

On Friday, Fuller addressed his situation and alleviated his anxiety by making a commitment to Vanderbilt and a pledge to get back to the basics.

"I was too busy worrying about (rankings and) all that stuff," Fuller said. "That stuff is stuff I don't need to care about."

The 17-point per game scorer had an offer from California and interest from UCLA but he's heading south to the school that captured his heart and game all in one visit.

"I went there early in my junior year on a visit and I loved the team and the way they welcomed me like we was brothers," Fuller said. "The coaches were great and I love them. They told me parents the truth and what they had to hear. They're going to treat me like I'm their son and there will be consequences. I don't worry about being far away from home because that's my second home there."

Fuller looked at Vanderbilt's diverse roster of players from different areas of the country and world and saw a natural fit for an out of state player. "A.J. Ogilvy is from Australia and there are a few from California. We became buds right away. They knew where I was coming from. It kind of just fit."

The Commodores, in Fuller, have a guard who brings versatility and a multi-positional look to their backcourt.


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