Player: Troy Fulton (Lincoln Charter)
School: Lincoln Charter
Fulton was off the charts last season for Lincoln Charter. He doesn’t always get the praise but should be capturing eyes with his play. Last season, he averaged 14.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game to help Lincoln Charter to a 27-3 overall record. But what should have the attention of many is his ability to make shots from the perimeter. Fulton knocked down an astonishing 129 3-pointers last season on 58 percent shooting. That includes 13 games in which he hit 5 or more 3-pointers.
The work that goes into his game and what he is hoping to show this upcoming season:
It is going to be hard to duplicate another season with his outside shooting like he did last year but Fulton certainly has labeled himself to opponents as a shooter. And he is hoping to continue to improve and produce at an elite level.
“I’m looking to continue to hit shots for my team and be consistent on offense but I’m also looking to change my defensive intensity and leadership roles. I want to be more of a vocal leader on the team and I want to sit down on people and play better ball defense. This way, I can impact the game on both ends of the ball instead of just offensively.”
Phenom Hoops had to also ask what goes into his work of being able to knock down 129 3-pointers. Here is what he had to say:
“Getting a ton of shots up. My dad and I figured that if I wasn’t the most athletic kid on the court, that I would have to use my basketball IQ and be the best shooter out there, which I’ve stuck to my whole life. I try and get shots up every day and go game speed in all my shooting drills, which has made the game seem more like practice when I get open shots.”
Catching the eyes of coaches:
He has yet to earn an offer but that doesn’t mean he isn’t catching the attention of college coaches, as schools like Hood College, Randolph-Macon, Milligan, and Coker have all expressed interest. In fact, he recently took a visit to Randolph-Macon.