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April 17, 2014

Westmoore's Fuller signs with Oklahoma Christian

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

Fuller, who has a 4.7 GPA and scored a 34 on the ACT, said he had offers from several smaller schools. But it was the newly minted NCAA Division II Eagles that fit his criteria the most.

“They had to have a good biology program because that’s what I want to major in,” Fuller said. “Along with that, a lot of it was feel for me. Some of those campuses I visited, I immediately knew that it wasn’t some place I could see myself. Or immediately knew it was some place I could see myself. OC fell into that category.”

With him being an Oklahoma kid, being able to play in front of his family and friends was important to him also.

“OC is in the process of moving from NAIA to NCAA Division II,” Fuller said. “It’s been a process for them. They are starting to find their niche at the D-2 level. It’s in the growing phase is how I would describe it. And I’m really excited to see if I can contribute to it. I’ve always believed I had a chance to play at the college level. I didn’t know where and I didn’t know what level. But I knew that I wanted to play college ball. It’s always been a dream of mine. I’m really glad I’m going to be able to pursue it.”

Fuller leaves his prep career behind as the Jaguars all-time leading scorer with 1,216 points. Being able to put up those type of numbers for a program and school he cares about is one of the things he will remember the most.

“It’s really cool to leave a legacy like that,” Fuller said. “The person who had it before me was Matt Mobley and he had it for six years before I had it. Hopefully mine will stick around a little bit longer than that. It’s huge to me to leave my mark on a program like that. “I love Westmoore. It’s been a great four years. Basketball aside, I loved it here. I’ve made relationships here I’ll have for the rest of my life.”

Michael Kinney

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