|No. 52, 35|
July 25, 1974 |
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (211 cm)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|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 playing career||1996–2006|
|1996–1999||Golden State Warriors|
|2002||Gijón Baloncesto (Spain)|
|2002||DKV Joventut (Spain)|
|2002–2003||Bàsquet Manresa (Spain)|
|2003||Prokom Trefl Sopot (Poland)|
|2003–2004||CB Tarragona (Spain)|
|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.123 He also played six seasons overseas, on pro teams in Spain,4 Poland5 Greece6 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.1112 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 pilot17 and lives in Charlotte with his wife, the former Elizabeth “Libby” Shaw, who is an elementary school teacher.1819
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
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- Federacion Española De Baloncesto
- Euroleague - Card Teams
- Todd Fuller y Brad Oleson jugarán en las filas Rosalía la próxima temporada - Solobasket.com 3.0
- "Fuller's NBL sacking a big error: Price". The Sydney Morning Herald. October 24, 2006.
- N.C. State's Model Student Athlete
- Todd Fuller Bio Page MVP Speakers
- South Dragons (2006).Dragons add to NBA flavor. Retrieved July 4, 2006.
- South Dragons (2006)Price resigns, Heal new head coach. Retrieved October 23, 2006.
- Nagy, Boti (October 23, 2006). "The Price is Wrong". The Advertiser.
- NCSU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Department of Mathematics
- College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Funds
- newsobserver.com | Wolfpack shows promise in hoops scrimmage
- "Todd Fuller". Abstinence Committed. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007.
- FAA Airmen's Database
- newsobserver.com | Catching Up (with Todd Fuller)
- 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
- Australia National Baptist Basketball Carnival – Team Victoria
- Dr. Dankworth Encourages South Pacific Youth
- Airport Advisory Committee (CLT)
- CLT Receives Prestigious Eagle Award
- Queen's Grant High School Staff Directory
- NBA player profile
- Rumor: Todd Fuller Trade to the Warriors in the works (Golden State of Mind)
- NBA Draft Busts #18