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Posted On: 02/6/18 1:14 PM
One Colorado Springs basketball player is taking the state by storm with his huge scoring games as he’s been lighting it up each and every night. But scoring isn’t all that he can do. Seth Fuqua of The Vanguard School is a playmaker that makes the right decisions with the ball in his hands, but also can light it up from beyond the arc, making him quite the dilemma for opposing teams. Fuqua is a 5’11 junior who is having one of the most impressive careers the state of Colorado has seen.
He’s a five sport varsity letterman with quite the accolades and his high school playing career is still going. Along with basketball, he’s also All-State in boys’ volleyball as a setter as well as a 2X state champ. He was the #1 tennis player for Vanguard and finished 3rd (one spot from going to state after only playing tennis once or twice in the year before the season). He was an All Conference HM soccer goalie his freshman year that only gave up one goal per game that made it a game before finals, he finished 12th at state as a triple jumper his freshman year and he was also named on the All-State honorable mention team in basketball while making the All-Area and All-Conference team twice.
He’s played in 62 varsity games and is an ironman as he’s started and played in every single game since his freshman season. He has 1,573 points which averages out to 25.4 points throughout his career. He set the All-Time Colorado freshman scoring record and also became the school’s all-time scoring leader halfway through his sophomore season. He’s currently averaging 25.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists a game and has an extraordinary streak of scoring in double-digits in every single game he’s played in this year and that’s not accounting for the other team’s strategy of running double teams, box and one and other means to try and prevent him from putting up even bigger numbers. This type of consistency hasn’t gone unnoticed as he’s been in contact with D-2 and NAIA schools in Colorado, California, South Carolina, Florida, Nebraska, Indiana and with a 3.52 GPA he’s also been in a little contact with three Ivy League schools.
As a highly skilled and high academic guy, Seth will be highly sought after at the D-2,D-3 and NAIA level. He knows what he is looking for in a future school and knows what he wants. Prep Hoops spoke to him about where he sees himself playing in college. “I want to play where my skill set fits best and that’s a place where they run an up tempo style that also shoots 3’s with pressure defense,” he said before saying “I also want to go to a school that has a good academic reputation.”
Seth hasn’t gotten the type of buzz that you’d expect from a player that’s in the top-5 in the state in scoring, maybe because he plays in 3A, a fact that he’s aware about. As a result, he proved it to himself that he could compete with any player in the state, no matter the classification. He went to the Sanford Pentagon Top Prospects Camp in Sioux Falls, SD as well as played for Colorado Chaos 16’s Elite Team, prepping for the upcoming season. He said he felt comfortable competing against the bigger, faster and stronger players and even was able to travel to Vegas, Kansas and Los Angeles twice to play against the #4, #8 and #15 ranked teams in the country that had many players that’ll compete at the D1 level and not only held his own, but excelled. He said it made him better as a player and ready for the upcoming season and with the additional help from Coach Wetters and Moffitt, he’s improved in numerous ways.
He is a guy who is improving at all times and is already very skilled with the ball in his hands with a high basketball IQ. The college coaches have noticed this ability and have gone as far as telling him areas where he could improve even more–something he seems to already be doing.
His expectations for the season are simple, “The ultimate goal is to win a state championship. I’ve been blessed to win two state championships in boys’ volleyball and it is a great feeling, I want to experience that with my basketball team.”