Posted On: 11/29/18 12:00 PM

Madrid senior Devin Fuson might only be 6-foot-1, but that doesn’t stop him being one of Iowa’s best rebounders.

The forward averaged 10.8 boards per game last season for the Tigers. They’re a small team, so Fuson has to play bigger than he is: good news for Madrid, that’s a strength of his.

“Rebounding is probably my best strength. I just try and keep plays alive, offensive rebounding, I just try and go get the ball,” said Fuson. “And then driving and getting to the hoop.”

“I need to work on my jump-shot, we have a lot of shooters on the team, but it’ll help to have another outside guy.”

This past offseason, Fuson wasn’t playing with any grassroots team, instead, he elected to work out on his now, “We have a gym in town that I go to, and I was in there lot getting in a lot of work,” he said.

Fuson experienced some misfortune in the fall when Fuson broke his collarbone during Week 1 of the football season. He’s recently been cleared to play, and is ready for the beginning of the hoops season.

The Tigers won 15 games last season and return plenty of talent in addition to Fuson. Wells Fargo Arena is the goal this season.

“We were pretty disappointed with how things ended last year. We’ve been putting in a lot of work,” said Fuson. “We want to win, our goal is we want to make it to state this season.”

Another goal for Fuson: to get some college coaches to take notice.

“I’d be interested (in college basketball), but I haven’t had any schools talk to me yet. My sophomore season, I didn’t play much and I made a big jump last year as a player,” said Fuson. “I’m hoping to get some attention this year.”