July 25, 1974 |
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Charlotte Christian
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
|College||NC State (1992–1996)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|1996–1999||Golden State Warriors|
|2003||Prokom Trefl Sopot|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||833 (3.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||674 (3.0 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Todd Douglas Fuller (born July 25, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. He played in five NBA seasons from 1996-2001 for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, averaging 3.7 ppg. This has led many sports sources to include Fuller on NBA draft lottery "bust" lists. Fuller was drafted ahead of NBA All-Stars Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Peja Stojaković, & Jermaine O'Neal, amongst others.  He also played six seasons overseas, on pro teams in Spain, Poland Greece and Australia.
Fuller graduated from Charlotte Christian School in 1992 and played collegiately at North Carolina State University (NC State). While with NC State, he led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in scoring during his senior year with 20.9 ppg and 9.9 rpg. He was an Academic All-American, and declined to accept a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford in order to play professional basketball. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 1996 with a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from NC State. Fuller is also a frequent public speaker.
On July 4, 2006, it was announced that Fuller had been signed by the South Dragons of the Australian National Basketball League to play in the team's inaugural season. At a press conference on October 23, 2006 it was announced that coach Mark Price and Fuller had both been released from the South Dragons. Price recruited Fuller as the team's first import player. Fuller averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game in his five games with the South Dragons, while shooting 63% from the floor and 70% from the free throw line.
Fuller sponsors the annual mathematics competition for Raleigh, North Carolina area high school students through North Carolina State University called the "Todd Fuller Math Competition." He has a scholarship fund set up through the North Carolina State University Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) college.
North Carolina State honored Todd Fuller by hanging his number 52 jersey from the roof of the RBC Center during a halftime ceremony of the Red and White basketball scrimmage game on October 27, 2007.
Fuller is also known for his strong Christian beliefs including abstinence from sex before marriage. He is also a FAA certificated instrument-rated private pilot and lives in Charlotte with his wife, the former Elizabeth “Libby” Shaw, who is an elementary school teacher.
Fuller is a frequent global traveler for volunteer events. He participated in the Australian National Baptist Basketball Carnival – an annual youth sporting event held each year in Australia – during January 2008 in Tasmania. He spent three weeks in the Federated States of Micronesia in June 2008, on a volunteer mission to train basketball players to become coaches who in turn helped train islander youth. The team included Dr. Richard Dankworth of the University of the Nations, a frequent supporter of sports youth development in the South Pacific, and former professional basketball player David Wood.
Fuller has been serving on the Airport Advisory Committee for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport since 2008. During his tenure, CLT was given the Eagle Award in 2010, naming CLT the World's Best Airport by the International Air Transport Association(IATA) and opened a third parallel runway in early 2011.