July Recap: Nick Fuller

Spending the month working with the AAU Wisconsin Swing, Sun Prairie forward Nick Fuller is up to five scholarship offers, including two in-state offers. Could Wisconsin be the third?

MADISON - Nick Fuller - a 6-6 junior forward from Sun Prairie High School - has a lot to offer on the basketball floor. Due to Fuller's size, many college coaches can see him playing multiple positions when he gets to college.

With the July evaluation period closing, Fuller was in contact with plenty of well-known programs around the country.

"Wisconsin, Minnesota, Butler, Michigan, and Illinois were some of the schools that contacted me along with the schools that I have offers from," Fuller told Badger Nation. "When I spoke with the coaches on the phone they told me the one thing that they really like about me is my versatility on the floor. We talked about how I could play either of the forward spots. Also wherever I do end up playing on the floor, if it's the small forward or the power forward, how I could fit in their offensive system at those positions. They also kind've talked about how I could fit in with some of the other players they currently have on their team and who else their recruiting."

Fuller and his AAU team the Wisconsin Swing stayed busy this past month, so Fuller and his teammates could show off their skills to college coaches.

"We played in a couple of tournaments and we did well," Fuller said. "We played in a Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas and we were able to reach the Final Four but we lost in the semi-finals to Team Breakdown. We ended the month by playing in the Dells Exposure classic, which we won.

"I was pleased with how I played during those tournaments. My shot was a little streaky, so I tried to penetrate more and get to the hoop. I also tried to crash the boards in order to get some offensive rebounds so I could have some easy put backs. I also thought I played some good defense as well."

Fuller currently holds offers from Creighton, Milwaukee, Northern Iowa, Toledo and Marquette. Even though Fuller doesn't hold an offer yet from the Badgers, there does seem to be interest from coach Bo Ryan and his assistants.

"Coach Ryan saw me play a couple of times this past month," Fuller said. "Usually Coach Greg Gard was with him, and he has also been in contact with my AAU coach Justin Litscher and my high school coach. If Gard or Ryan couldn't make it to one of my games than they would send assistant coach Gary Close to watch me play."

Fuller took in a Wisconsin football game during a visit last year and plans to make another football visit this year, although he doesn't know when though.

Wisconsin is expected to have three scholarships available in the class of 2013.


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