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    USD MBB: Fuller joins Coyotes

    VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota men’s basketball coach Craig Smith is pleased to announce that Nick Fuller, a 6-foot-7 forward who previously spent four seasons with the University of Nebraska basketball team, will join the Coyotes as a graduate transfer for the 2017-18 campaign.

    The move reunites Fuller with Smith, who recruited Fuller while serving as an assistant coach at Nebraska from 2012-14. Fuller redshirted at Nebraska during the 2013-14 academic year, and has competed in 55 games for the Huskers during the last three seasons. He totaled 85 minutes in 15 games this past season, and finished the year with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

    “We are thrilled to have Nick be a part of the Yotes’ team,” said Smith. “Having coached Nick during his redshirt year at Nebraska, I fully understand his character, determination, work ethic, and the talent he possesses. He fits our culture perfectly.”

    Fuller, a three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree, is expected to graduate next month with a degree in management. Prior to attending Nebraska, Fuller was a four-year starter at Sun Prairie High School in his hometown of Sun Prairie, Wis., where he shattered the Big Eight Conference scoring record with 1,940 points. Fuller was rated as one of the top 150 high school players in the country and was a consensus three-star recruit.

    Fuller joins a program that won 22 games and captured its first Summit League regular season championship. The Coyotes qualified for the NIT for the first time in program history and had just one senior on their roster in big man Tyler Flack.

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