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  • Dixie State signs Weber State transfer Josh Fuller
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    Published - 05/09/14 - 10:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Former Idaho Gatorade POY Josh Fuller joins Red Storm. Photo courtesy of Dixie State University
    Former Idaho Gatorade POY Josh Fuller joins Red Storm. Photo courtesy of Dixie State University
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Dixie State basketball and head coach Jon Judkins has announced that Josh Fuller has signed a scholarship offer to play basketball for the Red Storm after transferring from Weber State University.

    Fuller becomes the second member of the spring signing class with Connor Van Brocklin. The forward will redshirt this upcoming season due to NCAA regulations on student-athletes transferring from multiple four-year institutions.

    "We are very excited about Josh joining our program and finding a home at Dixie State," Judkins said. "Josh is a great kid, an outstanding student, and he'll be a perfect fit for our program and the school."

    Fuller is 6-foot-6 forward native of Rexburg, Idaho, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out the upcoming 2014-15 season.

    "Josh will give us the impact post player for the future that we will need after we lose our senior post players next year." Judkins added. "Josh had other options where he could have played immediately, but he made the commitment to come to Dixie State to maximize his potential in the classroom, in the community and on the court, and we are so happy he did."

    Fuller played 11 games for Weber State last season after returning from his LDS mission in Chile, recording one double double (10 points, 10 rebounds) against Saint Katherine College. He finished the year making six of nine shots from the field and four of five from the foul line. He saw action in seven Big Sky Conference games.

    Prior to his time with the Wildcats, Fuller redshirted at the University of Utah during the 2010-11 season.

    Fuller prepped at Madison High School in Rexburg, averaging 21 points and eight rebounds during a stellar senior season. He scored a career-high 40 points on his Senior Night against Blackfoot High. He was the 2008-09 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year, a two-time All-State selection, and was named Idaho Tournament MVP after leading Madison to the state championship game. Fuller also excelled in the classroom, posting a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school.

    "I chose Dixie because of the character of the coaches and current players," Fuller said. "They've created quite the basketball culture in Saint George and I'm really excited about being part of that!"

    Fuller's father, David, played basketball at Yavapai College and finished up at Idaho State. Josh credits his dad as the main inspiration to play collegiate basketball.
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