HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Colby Fuller signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Enterprise State.
“All the hard work paid off,” Fuller said. “All the coaching paid off and it’s just a great feeling right now.”
Family, friends, teammates and coaches gathered in the gym to celebrate the 6’5” standout.
Bulldogs Head Coach, Josh Thompson couldn’t say enough positive things about Fuller, while giving him credit for helping the team to two elite eight appearances and going 47-10 the last two years.
“He was the heart and soul of our team, especially defensively,” Thompson said.
During his senior year, Fuller averaged 11 points per game and eight rebounds per game.
The Boll Weevils plan to use him as a utility player who can shoot well from the outside and get rebounds.
Enterprise State Head Coach, Jermaine Williams is a fellow Geneva County Alum which made the day even more special.
“There’s great athletes here,” Williams said. “I graduated in 2000. It always feels good to be able to grab a kid to come play for you. You know, Bulldogs are tough. That’s what we breed in Geneva County.”
Fuller is excited to stay in the Wiregrass because he loves his hometown of Hartford.
“You gotta go out there and play with character and play how you’re supposed to play every single game and represent your school and your town well,” Fuller said.
According to Coach Thompson, off the court, Fuller is one of the funniest people he knows. However, on the court is a totally different story.
“He gets his mind going and he gets into the game and he becomes a killer that you want on the court when the games going on,” Thompson said. “But as soon as the buzzer hits, he’s back to Colby. His pregame dances in the locker room, they’re pretty funny.”
Thompson told WDHN that Fuller was the ringleader that got the team loose before a game.
“We’d go in there before the game and turn out all the lights and put in the speaker that glows and we’d have like rave parties in the back,” Fuller said.
But don’t let Fuller fool you. Although he loves goofing around, he also has a serious side.
“We had practice at 6 a.m.,” Thompson said. “I had two kids here on time and he was one of them. I got here at 5:30 a.m. and he was sitting in the parking lot. That’s just the kind of kid he was. He was always early, he always showed up.”
That work ethic hasn’t slowed down. Fuller has been getting up about 100 shots each day as he prepares to play at the next level.
Once he gets to Enterprise, Fuller plans to ask Coach Williams about starting up pregame dance parties in the locker room.