Fuller Hearing from Iowa

2013 Wing Nick Fuller recently picked up his first high-major scholarship offer to add to an impressive collection of mid-major opportunities. Other high majors also are showing strong interest. Get the latest on the Wisconsin products recruitment in this update.

Nick Fuller's recruitment has been steady. The 2013 Wisconsin wing has put himself in position to blow up on the trail as the important July evaluation period quickly approaches.

The 6-foot-6 1/2, 195-pounder recently picked up a scholarship offer from Nebraska, his first opportunity from a high major. He also reported offers from Creighton, Northern Iowa, UW-Milwaukee, Butler, Drake and St. Louis.

"I feel like after this April period there's been a lot of interest from some high majors," said Fuller, who runs with the Wisconsin Swing. "Some of the other Big Ten schools have been closely interested. It's going pretty well.

"Right now in the process I'm pretty much wide open. I'm just looking at all the schools that want to recruit me."

Fuller said that Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the Big Ten schools showing the most interest.

"They've been keeping in really close touch with my AAU coach," said Fuller, who plays for Sun Prairie (WI) High. "I'm just kind of whatever happens, happens. I'm just going out and controlling the only thing I can control and that's playing basketball."

With the possibility of having just one scholarship, and probably two rides at most to offer the 2013 class, Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery is being selective in handing out opportunities to that group.

"I talked to Coach (Sherman) Dillard and Coach McCaffery in the fall," Fuller said. "During April, they've been keeping in close contact with my AAU coach. They've talked about trying to get me down for a visit sometime soon. They said they want to get to now me a lot better."

Fuller likes Iowa's up-tempo system.

"Our AAU team, that's how we play," he said. "We like to run first and if we don't have anything we like to work it around in the half court like they do. We run off a lot of screens like they do."

Fuller said interest in him has picked up because he's showing a more well-rounded game this spring. Instead of just hitting shots from long range, he's defending and rebounding better than he has in the past.

"The versatility is what a lot of the coaches notice," Fuller said. "I can shoot the three and also post up is I have a smaller guy on me."

Fuller is hoping to show scouts better defense and improved strength going forward.

"I've been lifting four days a week to try to build my strength," he said. "I've been working a lot on defense, just being able to guard quicker guys. I'm a little taller and need to show I can guard some of those smaller guards."

Fuller said he rooted for Wisconsin growing up, but that's unlikely to affect his recruitment.

"I'm just a fan of all college basketball," he said. "I love watching any teams."

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