Katie Fuller Inks with OCU Basketball
PROCTORVILLE, OH - Head Coach Mandy Wray is pleased to announce the addition of Katie Fuller to the women's basketball program. Fuller, the Fairland Lady Dragons’ senior point guard, signed a letter-of-intent with the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers on Wednesday.
“I’m really excited to play for a new team. I’ll miss my old team,” said Fuller. “I just hope I can grow in my faith and get a good education and play the sport I love at Ohio Christian.”
The 5-foot-7 Fuller has been running the point this season as the Lady Dragons have ran off 16 straight wins for the first time in school history. Coach Jon Buchanan said Fuller has been a key factor because she has accepted her role.
“I believe they’ll use her the same way we do,” said Buchanan. “It’s not about being a scorer with her. She plays defense and she’s a leader. She’ll play defense and be a ball-handler. They won’t have to make her work hard.”
Ohio Christian has enjoyed great success during the six seasons under head coach Mandy Wray. The Trailblazers have made three straight NCCAA tournament appearances and finished third in the nation last year.
Wray said Fuller is a perfect fit for the program.
“She’s really athletic and fast and plays really good defense. She can handle the ball and shoot the three and she can drive and dish,” said Wray. “She’ll be able to come in and play right away. She plays with a lot of energy.”
Fuller said she understands her role and she embraces it.
“Defense is just what I like to do. I like to play defense. That’s my favorite part. I leave the scoring to someone else. I start it and they finish it,” said Fuller.
Fuller joins a young OCU team that graduates no seniors this year and is currently ranked #4 in the NCCAA.