|Hometown:||Sun Prairie, Wis.|
- 2013-14 Husker Lifter of the Year
- 2015 Academic All-Big Ten
- Three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
With the graduation of starting wings Shavon Shields and Andrew White III, junior Nick Fuller has an opportunity to earn extended playing time in 2016-17. Throughout the last two years, Fuller has provided a spark off the bench, whether it was a career-high 12 points at nationally ranked Maryland as a sophomore or taking a spot in the rotation while Shields was sidelined with a concussion in 2015-16. One of the most experienced players on the roster, Fuller has played in 40 games at Nebraska and possesses a good understanding of the Huskers offense. A solid rebounder, the 6-foot-7 Fuller has the potential to be more of a scorer and that would aid the Huskers in 2016-17.
Fuller was a backup at both the wing and post positions, playing in 24 games and averaging 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
In Big Ten play, his longest stretch of action came in February after Shavon Shields was injured. Fuller played 18 minutes in the win over Rutgers on Feb. 6, totaling two points, three rebounds and a pair of steals against the Scarlet Knights. That began a stretch of three straight games playing double-figure minutes, capped by four points, two steals and three rebounds in 14 minutes in a win over Penn State on Feb. 13. He also had four points on 2-of-2 shooting in the win at Rutgers on Jan. 9.
During non-conference action, Fuller played in 11 contests, highlighted by a 10-point, nine-rebound effort off the bench against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 14. He also helped key a second-half rally against Rhode Island with three points, three boards and a steal in 11 minutes, as Nebraska rallied from a 11-point deficit on Dec. 13. Fuller closed non-conference play with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 22.
2015 (Spain Trip)
Fuller played in all four games in Spain for the Huskers, averaging 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman)
Fuller provided depth on the wing as a redshirt freshman. He played in 16 games and averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He shot 52 percent from the floor, including 3-of-8 from 3-point range, in limited action.
He earned a majority of his action during the final three weeks of the regular season, as he played in five of the Huskers’ last six Big Ten games. Fuller enjoyed a breakout performance against Maryland on Feb. 19, coming off the bench to set season highs in both points (12) and rebounds (five) in 26 minutes of work. That effort earned him a start against Iowa, when he had five points and five rebounds in a season-high 30 minutes of work. Fuller also provided a spark in NU’s win over Rutgers, totaling four points and four rebounds, including three offensive boards in just 13 minutes.
During non-conference action, Fuller played just eight minutes in NU’s first seven games before earning some time against Incarnate Word. In that game, he played 13 minutes and had six points, two rebounds and a pair of assists.
Fuller redshirted during the 2013-14 season. He was named Lifter of the Year, adding nearly 20 pounds, while lowering his body fat to 8.3 percent. He also increased his bench press by 35 pounds, his squat by 70 pounds and his standing vertical jump by three inches.
Fuller enjoyed a storied high school career playing for Coach Jeff Boos at Sun Prairie High School. Fuller was a four-year starter and set the Big Eight Conference scoring record with 1,940 points, shattering the previous mark of 1,669 points by Jeronne Maymon, who played at Marquette and Tennessee. Fuller had a pair of 40-point games and scored 30 or more points 15 times during his high school career. He was a two-time Wisconsin State Journal All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year and two-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year. He also grabbed 693 rebounds from his forward spot.
Fuller was rated by 247Sports as one of the top 150 players in the country and was a consensus three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com. He was listed by ESPN as the 21st-best small forward in the country in the class of 2013.
A finalist for Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin in 2012-13, Fuller averaged 25.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in leading Sun Prairie to a 20-4 record and the Cardinals' first conference title in 37 years. A second-team all-state selection, he was part of a talent-rich 2013 senior class which sent nearly 20 players to the Division I ranks. He was a two-time D1 all-state selection by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and a three-time all-state honoree by the Associated Press.
He earned Big Eight Conference Player of the Year and Wisconsin State Journal Area Player of the Year for the first time as a junior, when he averaged 23.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in helping Sun Prairie to a 17-8 record and a berth in the 2012 Division I sectional semifinals. He totaled 40 points in a win over Madison West to help Sun Prairie earn a runner-up conference finish. A three-time all-conference pick and three-time all-state honoree, Fuller averaged 18.5 points per game as a sophomore and helped Sun Prairie to a 19-6 record and a sectional final runner-up. In the summers, he played for the Wisconsin Swing AAU program directed by Justin Litscher.
He also performed well in the classroom during his career at Sun Prairie, carrying a 3.5 GPA and making the honor roll all four years at the school. Fuller selected Nebraska over Minnesota and a host of schools, including Marquette, Butler, Colorado and Creighton.
Nick is the son of Jeff and Ann Fuller and was born on May 2, 1995, in Madison, Wis. He has one younger brother, Kyle. Nick is a management major at Nebraska and is on track to graduate in May of 2017. When he arrived in the fall of 2013, Fuller became the first Wisconsin native on the Husker basketball roster since Keith Neubert in the mid-1980s.