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NBA Players You Should Know: North Carolina's Todd Fuller

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This North Carolina State center did so well in his senior season (nearly a 21-10 season) in college that he was good enough to be deemed a lottery pick. So good that Todd Fuller was picked ahead of guys like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Jermaine O'Neal at #11 of the 1996 Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

But Fuller never got it going. He had his most productive season in his rookie stint with the Warriors, averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds a game in 75 contests. He averaged 4.0 and 3.4 in 57 games the following season before he was traded to the Utah Jazz in 1999. After tours of duty in Charlotte and Miami, his basketball career would go overseas after the 2000-01 campaign. Meanwhile, Bryant, Nash, and O'Neal are all still playing in the NBA.

For most of the next few years, he played in various teams for Spain. He ended his career as a member of the South Dragons in Australia.

What's Mr. Fuller doing nowadays?

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He is now a math teacher in Queen's Grant High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and is also part of the Airport Advisory Committee for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, which won the award for Best Airport in 2010.

So while his NBA career didn't pan out, at least, his basketball career got him to see the world and ended in a high note. Glad to see him do well in his endeavors after basketball. The No-Look Pass gives Todd Fuller a shoutout.

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