Todd Fuller

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Todd Fuller
No. 52, 35
Center
Personal information
Born (1974-07-25) July 25, 1974 (age 40)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Charlotte Christian
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College NC State (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1996–2006
Career history
19961999 Golden State Warriors
1999 Utah Jazz
1999–2000 Charlotte Hornets
2000–2001 Miami Heat
2002 Gijón Baloncesto (Spain)
2002 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2002–2003 Bàsquet Manresa (Spain)
2003 Prokom Trefl Sopot (Poland)
2003–2004 CB Tarragona (Spain)
2004–2005 Apollon Patras(Greece)
2006 South Dragons (Australia)
Career NBA statistics
Points 833 (3.7 ppg)
Rebounds 674 (3.0 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Todd Douglas Fuller (born July 25, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. He played in five NBA seasons from 1996-2001 for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, averaging 3.7 ppg. This has led many sports sources to include Fuller on NBA draft lottery "bust" lists.[1][2][3] He also played six seasons overseas, on pro teams in Spain,[4] Poland[5] Greece[6] and Australia.[7]

Fuller graduated from Charlotte Christian School in 1992 and played collegiately at North Carolina State University (NC State). While with NC State, he led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in scoring during his senior year with 20.9 ppg and 9.9 rpg. He was an Academic All-American, and declined to accept a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford in order to play professional basketball. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 1996 with a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from NC State.[8] Fuller is also a frequent public speaker.[9]

On July 4, 2006, it was announced that Fuller had been signed by the South Dragons of the Australian National Basketball League to play in the team's inaugural season.[10] At a press conference on October 23, 2006 it was announced that coach Mark Price and Fuller had both been released from the South Dragons. Price recruited Fuller as the team's first import player.[11][12] Fuller averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game in his five games with the South Dragons, while shooting 63% from the floor and 70% from the free throw line.[7]

Fuller sponsors the annual mathematics competition for Raleigh, North Carolina area high school students through North Carolina State University called the "Todd Fuller Math Competition."[13] He has a scholarship fund set up through the North Carolina State University Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) college.[14]

North Carolina State honored Todd Fuller by hanging his number 52 jersey from the roof of the RBC Center during a halftime ceremony of the Red and White basketball scrimmage game on October 27, 2007.[15]

Fuller is also known for his strong Christian beliefs including abstinence from sex before marriage.[16] He is also a FAA certificated instrument-rated private pilot[17] and lives in Charlotte with his wife, the former Elizabeth “Libby” Shaw, who is an elementary school teacher.[18][19]

Fuller is a frequent global traveler for volunteer events. He participated in the Australian National Baptist Basketball Carnival – an annual youth sporting event held each year in Australia – during January 2008 in Tasmania.[20] He spent three weeks in the Federated States of Micronesia in June 2008, on a volunteer mission to train basketball players to become coaches who in turn helped train islander youth. The team included Dr. Richard Dankworth of the University of the Nations,[21] a frequent supporter of sports youth development in the South Pacific, and former professional basketball player David Wood.

Fuller has been serving on the Airport Advisory Committee for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport since 2008.[22] During his tenure, CLT was given the Eagle Award in 2010, naming CLT the World's Best Airport by the International Air Transport Association(IATA) and opened a third parallel runway in early 2011.[23]

Fuller serves on the Parks Scholarships Selection Committee for North Carolina State University. He is currently a licensed high school math teacher.[24]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "SI.com". CNN. 
  2. ^ Sports 2000 Trends - California Demon - An analysis of the Warriors' disastrous NBA drafts
  3. ^ CNN http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1998/draft/si/decade.html |url= missing title (help). 
  4. ^ Federacion Española De Baloncesto
  5. ^ Euroleague - Card Teams
  6. ^ Todd Fuller y Brad Oleson jugarán en las filas Rosalía la próxima temporada - Solobasket.com 3.0
  7. ^ a b "Fuller's NBL sacking a big error: Price". The Sydney Morning Herald. October 24, 2006. 
  8. ^ N.C. State's Model Student Athlete
  9. ^ Todd Fuller Bio Page MVP Speakers
  10. ^ South Dragons (2006).Dragons add to NBA flavor. Retrieved July 4, 2006.
  11. ^ South Dragons (2006)Price resigns, Heal new head coach. Retrieved October 23, 2006.
  12. ^ Nagy, Boti (October 23, 2006). "The Price is Wrong". The Advertiser. 
  13. ^ NCSU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Department of Mathematics
  14. ^ College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Funds
  15. ^ newsobserver.com | Wolfpack shows promise in hoops scrimmage
  16. ^ "Todd Fuller". Abstinence Committed. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. 
  17. ^ FAA Airmen's Database
  18. ^ newsobserver.com | Catching Up (with Todd Fuller)
  19. ^ N.C. STATE'S MODEL STUDENT-ATHLETE THE BOOK ON TODD FULLER: 3.96 GRADE POINT AVG. 21.8 POINTS PER GAME 10.7 REBOUNDS PER GAME
  20. ^ Australia National Baptist Basketball Carnival – Team Victoria
  21. ^ Dr. Dankworth Encourages South Pacific Youth
  22. ^ Airport Advisory Committee (CLT)
  23. ^ CLT Receives Prestigious Eagle Award
  24. ^ Queen's Grant High School Staff Directory

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