USC Lands Iowa Transfer Fuller
May 4, 2010
All-Big Ten honorable mention forward Aaron Fuller has signed with USC as a transfer and will redshirt during the 2010-11 season it was announced today (May 4) by head men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill.
'We are very excited to have Aaron at USC,' said O'Neill. 'He is going to be a tremendous asset to us on and off the court. We love his tenacity, hard work and desire to get better.'
The 6-6, 230-pound forward averaged 9.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 30 games (22 starts) for the Iowa Hawkeyes during the 2009-10 season. He played just 30 minutes in Iowa's first seven games, but worked his way into the starting lineup by the start of conference play. Fuller led Iowa in scoring and rebounding in the 18 Big Ten Conference games (all starts), averaging 12.3 points and 7.6 rebounds, which ranked 18th and fifth respectively among conference players.
Fuller had five double-doubles during Big Ten play and led the conference in offensive rebounds per game (3.4). He finished his sophomore season strong by averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in the final 16 games, including scoring a career-high 30 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a double-overtime game vs. Michigan on Feb. 16, 2010.
Fuller prepped at Mesa High (Ariz.) and was name Class 4A-5-A Player of the Year and garnered All-State honors as he averaged 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks as a senior.