I told you to keep your keep your eyes on Nick Fuller. And what do you know, less than a week later, viola, he becomes Tim Miles first commit for the class of 2013. Fuller comes from the state of Wisconsin and Sun Prairie High, just outside of Madison. He is a 6' 7" small forward and averaged 23.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a junior. Fuller also considered Minnesota. Fuller was a top 10 recruit from the state of Wisconsin, according to Rivals who was visiting Nebraska on an unofficial visit and saw enough to go ahead and pull the trigger.
There was some conversation why a left handed SF who can shoot, get to the rim and handle the ball like a guard who happens to be from the heart of Badger country wouldn't get an offer from Wisconsin. And it's a good question. Wisconsin is taking a very small class this year. In a normal year, he probably ends up in Madison. But Wisconsins loss is Nebraska's gain. Fuller's complete game belies someone who's had a fairly recent growth spurt and has been playing on the perimeter for much of his life.
Husker fans hope those skills translate to the Big Ten and are a thorn in the side of the Badgers for the next four years. Nebraska fans can relate to the Badgers losing out on a touted in state prospect, losing out to Iowa for the services of South Sioux City star, Mike Gessell.
Here's some links:
All-State profile, with some highlights
Youtube highlights, and here, and here too.
Tweets of note:
2013 Nebraska commit Nick Fuller played every position from 1-5 this summer according to his AAU coach: http://bit.ly/OQfu1Y
@nfuller23 became the first player in the Class of 2013 to commit to Nebraska and Tim Miles. He was a top target for the Huskers
Evan Flood (Covers Wisconsin sports):
#Nebraska got a steal in Sun Prairie (Wis.) SF Nick Fuller @nfuller23. Really liked him, especially towards the end of summer. #huskers
And then there's this one from Robin Washut:
Interesting tidbit re: Nick Fuller -
@ZeroTheHeroAkoy was on campus with him and TX guard Nathan Hawkins showing them around. #Nebrasketball