Todd Fuller

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Todd Fuller
Personal information
Born (1974-07-25) July 25, 1974 (age 48)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight255 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
Playing career1996–2006
Position Center
Number52, 35
Career history
19961998 Golden State Warriors
1999 Utah Jazz
1999–2000 Charlotte Hornets
2000–2001 Miami Heat
2002 Gijón Baloncesto
2002 DKV Joventut
2002–2003 Bàsquet Manresa
2003 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2003–2004 CB Tarragona
2004–2005 Apollon Patras
2006 South Dragons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 833 (3.7 ppg)
Rebounds 674 (3.0 rpg)
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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 to 2001 for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, averaging 3.7 ppg. Fuller was drafted ahead of future NBA All-Stars Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Peja Stojaković, and Jermaine O'Neal in the 1996 NBA draft. He also played six seasons overseas, on pro teams in Spain, [1] Poland [2] Greece [3] and Australia. [4]


College career

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 a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford to play professional basketball.[ citation needed ] 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. [5] Fuller is also a frequent public speaker. [6]

North Carolina State honored Todd Fuller by hanging his number 52 jersey from the ceiling of the PNC Arena during a halftime ceremony of the Red and White basketball scrimmage game on October 27, 2007. [7]

Professional career

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. [8] 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. [9] [10] 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. [4]

Personal life

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." [11] He has a scholarship fund set up through the North Carolina State University Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) college. [12]

Fuller is also known for his strong Christian beliefs including abstinence from sex before marriage. [13] He lives in Charlotte with his wife, the former Elizabeth "Libby" Shaw, who is an elementary school teacher. [14] [15]

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. [16] 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, [17] 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. [18] 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. [19]

Fuller serves on the Park Scholarships Selection Committee for North Carolina State University. He is currently a licensed high school math teacher. [20] Todd Fuller earned his Master of Science Degree in Analytics (MSA) from North Carolina State University in May 2016. [21]

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  16. Australia National Baptist Basketball Carnival – Team Victoria
  17. Dr. Dankworth Encourages South Pacific Youth
  18. Airport Advisory Committee (CLT) Archived July 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  19. CLT Receives Prestigious Eagle Award Archived November 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  20. Queen's Grant High School Staff Directory Archived May 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  21. Hoops Standout Fuller Earns Another Degree