Academic All Star - Kyle Fuller

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 15, 2008 at 1:12 AM EDT

His coach calls him a throw back to the old days. He's a 'yes sir' 'no sir' type of kid. Harpursville's Kyle Fuller would rather let his actions speak louder than his words.
Kyle says, "Well I'm a senior so I tried to be a leader and I went out on the court and I tried to put up solid points and just try to leave it all out there."
For Kyle, leaving it all out there doesn't always mean getting all the glory in the box score. Most nights it means drawing the most thankless assignment from first-year coach Shawn Riley.
"He told me to go out and shut down their key player and I had to go out and do that and I'd try to keep him under double-digit points."
Coach Shawn Riley says, "Whatever team it was, just had to tell him one thing, Kyle this is what we need from you today. Ok coach and that was it. Never talked a lot just went out and did it."
Kyle's a three-sport athlete but also finds time to get it done in the classroom. He ranks third in his class of 79 and will attend Brockport in the fall with dreams of becoming an english teacher. And if you're ever looking for a book to read, Kyle's got you covered there too.
"To Kill a Mockingbird, that was a good book, I really enjoyed reading that. Just the author's use of imagery and symbolizing things, I like that."
He gets it done without any attitude, just hard work and that's what makes Kyle Fuller this week's Academic All Star. In Harpursville, Justin Horowitz, Action Sports.

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