Burns lands another top cage prospect

With her sights set on deepening the Marauder talent pool, McMaster women’s basketball coach Theresa Burns is excited to announce that standout forward Casea Fuller of Etobicoke has committed to attend McMaster in the fall.

Standing 6-foot-1, Fuller was a major player in helping her Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Rams achieve a top-ten ranking among Toronto high schools and qualify for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s AAA tournament held last November in Stratford. She was identified by the HooptownGTA website as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s FAB-50 high school players for 2010.

“I just had a great visit to McMaster,” says Fuller, about her decision to become a Marauder. “When I walked in the gym the first time, the atmosphere was just amazing. I had such good feelings that it just seemed like a perfect fit for me.”

“We are thrilled that Casea has decided to join the Marauder program,” exclaimed coach Burns about her newest addition. “Casea is a versatile athlete who can post up or step out and face the hoop with three-point shooting range. She defends well and is comfortable handling the ball when needed. I believe Casea has the right work ethic and personality to be a great fit for our team”.

Fuller’s older sister, Cortney, was a key player for York University, and helped the Lions win an Ontario University Athletics championship in 2007. Following her sister to York was one of a few considerations before McMaster and Burns swayed her to Hamilton.

“It feels like a ton of weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” says Fuller about choosing her university. “Now I’m looking forward to being part of McMaster.”

Fuller is the third early recruit commitment secured by Burns for the 2011-12 season, and the Marauder staff remains very active on the recruiting trail and is expecting to announce additional recruits in the coming weeks.