Weight: 205 pounds
Year: Redshirt freshman
2014-15 Outlook: While it was likely very hard for Fuller to sit and watch as the Huskers had team success last season, the Wisconsin native used his time wisely. Fuller earned Nebrasketball Lifter of the Year recognition after gaining nearly 20 pounds of muscle.
“I gained a bunch of weight and worked on explosiveness and foot quickness. It was definitely beneficial to work on my overall game as well,” said Fuller. “I’m just a freshman, but I have been here a year. That will help me.
“I want to be a three or a stretch four. If I’m able to knock down shots, it just gives guys like Walt [Pitchford], Terran [Petteway], and our guards open space to drive. That’s the game now is stretching the floor. I want to be a knock-down shooter.”
Fuller has always been able to stroke the basketball, but his efforts on the other side of the floor will affect how much he plays this season.
“Nick is playing as well as I have seen him play ever,” said Miles. “That really excites me, but he’s still really got to work on the defensive end to keep guys in front of him.”
The Wisconsin native knows it’s the biggest area of his game holding him back.
“That’s why we worked really hard on my quickness this year and getting strong,” said Fuller. “If it’s a bigger guy I need to be quicker and if it’s a smaller guy, I need to use my length.”
How he ended up in Lincoln: Fuller averaged 25 points per game for Sun Prairie high school in Wisconsin, earning offers from Minnesota, Marquette, %%MATCH_7%%, Colorado and Creighton, among others. He was rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and as the nation’s No. 25 small forward. He also appeared on many lists as a potential breakout player at the next level before his ability to shoot the basketball.