April 29, 2009
Northridge, Calif. - Gerald Fulton, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Cal State Northridge, according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell.
"Gerald is a great shooter and scorer," said Braswell. "We lose a lot of scoring at the off-guard position (Rob Haynes, Rodrigue Mels, Deon Tresvant) due to graduation. Gerald has the ability to stretch the defense with his ability to shoot the three-point shot from deep range. We are happy Gerald is joining the Matador family. He is helping us continue to move in a positive direction."
Fulton, who will be a junior at Cal State Northridge, will enroll in the Fall of 2009.
Fulton averaged 14.2 ppg (leading scorer) last year in helping Mineral Area College to a 19-12 record last year. An all-region and all-league player, Fulton led the team in three-pointers (50). Fulton had eight games in which he scored 20 or more points. In one game, Fulton tallied a season-high 30 points.
Fulton helped lead the team to the championship game of the Region 16 men's basketball tournament in 2008-09. In the regional championship game, Fulton scored 24 points along with seven assists and four rebounds. During the regional season, Fulton averaged 22 points per game.
An interesting story about Fulton is that he did not play basketball at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo. Fulton was an All-American and All-State wide receiver in football, and helped his team to the state championship game during his junior season.
Fulton is an accomplished rap artist, who decided to forgo his football career to concentrate on music. It was at Mineral Area College that he also decided to pick up the game of basketball. Fulton has enjoyed immense success on-and-off the court.
"I am a believer in loyalty, and from day one in the recruiting process, Cal State Northridge was there," said Fulton. "My mind was set. I loved the campus, the environment, and the coaches. Kenny Daniels told me some great things about Cal State Northridge. I loved the vibes I received."