Posted On: 02/28/18 5:00 AM
Dike-New-Hartford’s season recently came to an end, but 5-foot-11 guard Cade Fuller went out with a bang.
He dropped 20 points on 8-13 shooting and led his team in assists during a District final loss to Aplington-Parkersburg. That’s pretty much what he’s been doing all winter during a breakout junior campaign.
In addition to posting some prolific numbers this season, Fuller says he took the reins as the Wolverines’ team leader.
“For my team, I’m probably our best leader, I would say. I’d consider myself a floor general, I can play point guard. And I’m mostly a shooter, and a shot-creator,” said Fuller.
The multi-talented junior led the team with 43 made 3s and canned them at a 45 percent clip. He also averaged 15.7 points, 3.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.
“My sophomore season I came off the bench, I was kind of the sixth-man. We had a full class of seniors, so I was more of a role player. This year, I was more of a leader and my team counted on me to score as much as I could,” said Fuller.
This spring, Fuller will run track and that will lead right into his summer, where he’ll play with Dike-New Hartford in team camps. Iowa Prep and All Iowa Attack had asked him to play grassroots ball, but he’s gonna just play with his high school team.
Fuller’s got some set goals for his senior season already in place.
“I want to improve my ball-handling and try and limit my turnovers next year, and I want to try and get stronger with the ball,” he said. “And I want to shoot the ball better, I want to be above 50 percent.”
As for recruitment, the two-sport standout says he’d like to see some come soon. But he’ll remain patient.
“I’m interested in football and basketball, those are the sports I’d be most interested in at the next level,” said Fuller. “And as far as that goes, I think next year is the time when I’ll get to that.”