Aaron Fuller

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Aaron Fuller
No. 15 – Racing
Position Forward
League Total League
Personal information
Born (1989-12-03) December 3, 1989 (age 28)
Mesa, Arizona
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Mesa (Mesa, Arizona)
College Iowa (2008–2010)
USC (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 U.D. Oliveirense
2015 Taranaki Mountainairs
2015–2017 Fuerza Regia
2017 NLEX Road Warriors
2018–present Racing
Career highlights and awards

Aaron Fuller (born December 3, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Racing of the Total League. He played college basketball for the University of Iowa and the University of Southern California before playing professionally in Portugal, New Zealand, Mexico and the Philippines.

High school career[edit]

Fuller attended Mesa High School in Mesa, Arizona where he earned all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior, as a senior in 2007–08, he averaged 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game as he led Mesa to a 17-11 record and an East Valley Region championship. He was named East Valley Region Player of the Year and East Valley Tribune Player of the Year, and was named Player of the Year for Class 4A-5A in Arizona by the Arizona Republic.[1]

College career[edit]

Fuller (shooting) with Iowa in February 2010

As a freshman for Iowa in 2008–09, Fuller appeared in 32 games with 19 starts, while averaging 4.0 points and 2.7 points per game.[1] He scored a season-high 16 points against Penn State on January 24.[2]

As a sophomore in 2009–10, Fuller earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors after averaging 9.7 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds in 30 games (22 starts). He posted a team-best six double-doubles and led Iowa in rebounding a team-best 14 times, including 12 of the last 16 games, on February 16, he recorded career-highs of 30 points and 13 rebounds against Michigan.[3]

On April 9, 2010, Fuller announced his decision to leave the Hawkeyes basketball program in order to move closer to home and his family.[4] Less than a month later, on May 4, he signed with USC and subsequently redshirted the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.[5]

As a redshirted junior in 2011–12, Fuller suffered a labral tear in his left (shooting) shoulder in October, and in December he suffered one in his right shoulder, he was later ruled out for the rest of the season in January due to the injuries, opting to have season-ending surgery to deal with the labrum tear in his left shoulder.[6][7] Shooting with his non-preferred right hand for most of the season, he was second on the Trojans team in scoring (10.6) and first in rebounding (5.9).[1]

As a senior in 2012–13, Fuller's role was dramatically reduced as he started just six games and averaged 14.7 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 15 points against UCLA and finished the season with averages of 4.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games.[8][9] At the Trojans' annual awards banquet on April 9, he received the John Rudometkin Award for giving 110% effort throughout the season.[10]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Iowa 32 19 17.2 .364 .297 .440 2.7 .4 .4 .3 4.0
2009–10 Iowa 30 22 24.4 .477 .200 .676 6.2 .7 .4 .3 9.7
2011–12 USC 18 18 29.2 .515 .000 .631 5.9 .4 .9 .4 10.6
2012–13 USC 32 6 14.7 .505 .000 .667 3.6 .2 .4 .3 4.1
Career 112 65 20.3 .465 .269 .636 4.4 .4 .5 .3 6.6

Professional career[edit]

U.D. Oliveirense (2013–2014)[edit]

On September 20, 2013, Fuller signed with U.D. Oliveirense of Portugal for the 2013–14 LPB season.[11] He appeared in all 20 games for Oliveirense in 2013–14, averaging 18.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Taranaki Mountainairs (2015)[edit]

In January 2015, Fuller signed with the Taranaki Mountainairs for the 2015 New Zealand NBL season,[12] on April 14, he was named co-Player of the Week for Round 2 alongside Southland Sharks forward Tai Wesley.[13] In the Mountainairs' final game of the season on June 28 against the Super City Rangers, Fuller set an NBL record for points scored in a game with 54 on 25-of-34 shooting,[14] he also recorded a season-high 19 rebounds in a two-point loss to the Rangers,[15][16] and subsequently earned Round 13 Player of the Week honors.[17] In 18 games for Taranaki, he averaged a league-leading 28.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game,[18] and earned All-Star Five honors.[19] Despite his great season, the Mountainairs failed to win a game in what was just the fourth winless season for an NBL team in league history.[20]

Fuerza Regia (2015–2017)[edit]

On September 22, 2015, Fuller signed with Fuerza Regia of Mexico for the 2015–16 LNBP season,[21][22] on November 26, he had a season-best game with 22 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to Soles de Mexicali.[23] He later scored 19 points against Abejas de Guanajuato on January 17,[24] and had an 18-point game on February 11 against Panteras de Aguascalientes; in 35 games for Fuerza, he averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

In August 2016, Fuller re-signed with Fuerza Regia for the 2016–17 season;[25] in 25 games, he averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

NLEX Road Warriors (2017)[edit]

On May 19, 2017, Fuller signed with the NLEX Road Warriors as an import for the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup;[26][27] in 11 games for the Road Warriors, he averaged 22.6 points, 17.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Racing (2018–present)[edit]

In January 2018, Fuller joined Luxembourgian club Racing of the Total League.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Aaron Fuller Bio". usctrojans.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Aaron Fuller Game-by-Game Stats – 2008–09". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Juncaj, Gjon (February 17, 2010). "Notebook: Wolverines accomplish a couple of feats with win at Iowa". MichiganDaily.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brown, Rick (April 9, 2010). "Iowa basketball's leading Big Ten scorer Aaron Fuller leaves team". USAToday.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Holmes, Baxter (May 4, 2010). "Trojans announce signing of Iowa transfer Aaron Fuller". LATimes.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Holmes, Baxter (January 18, 2012). "USC's Aaron Fuller could have shoulder surgery next week". LATimes.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Stephen, Eric (January 20, 2012). "Aaron Fuller Injury: USC Forward To Have Shoulder Surgery". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aaron Fuller Game-by-Game Stats – 2012–13". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Player Stats – Aaron Fuller". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fontan & Wise Named USC Basketball's Team MVPs for 2012-13 Season". usctrojans.com. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Cristóvão, Luís Filipe (September 20, 2013). "Oliveirense inks Aaron Fuller". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ Hills, Murray (January 27, 2015). "Taranaki Mountain Airs coach confident new import Aaron Fuller fits the bill". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "WESLEY AND FULLER ARE JOINT PLAYER'S OF THE WEEK". Basketball.org.nz. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mountainairs vs Rangers". FIBALiveStats.com. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ Hills, Murray (June 28, 2015). "Taranaki Mountain Airs' import smashes NBL scoring record but still loses". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ Anderson, Niall (June 28, 2015). "Aaron Fuller Breaks NBL Record With 54 Points". NZhoops.co.nz. Archived from the original on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ "FULLER GRABS LAST WEEKLY AWARD". Basketball.org.nz. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Player statistics for Aaron Fuller". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ "CRAIG WINS MVP". Basketball.org.nz. July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  20. ^ "FULLER SCORES 54". Basketball.org.nz. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  21. ^ "EL TROYANO AARON FULLER VIENE A FUERZA REGIA". FuerzaRegia.com (in Spanish). September 22, 2015. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  22. ^ González, Stephanie (September 22, 2015). "Contrata Fuerza Regia al mexicoamericano Aaron Fuller". Dominio.fm (in Spanish). Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Soles vapulea 107-81 a Fuerza Regia". LNBP.mx (in Spanish). November 27, 2015. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Con doble decena de Mattis, Abejas divide la serie Fuerza Regia". LNBP.mx (in Spanish). January 17, 2016. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Fuller re-signs at Fuerza Regia". Latinbasket.com. August 31, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  26. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (May 19, 2017). "NLEX bringing in import Aaron Fuller early to begin buildup for Governors Cup". Spin.ph. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  27. ^ Lozada, Bong (May 19, 2017). "NLEX looking forward to Governor's Cup, says Guiao". Inquirer.net. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Aaron Fuller (ex NLEX RW) signs at Racing". Eurobasket.com. January 12, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 

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