All it took for Seth Fuqua to get hooked on basketball was a little penny from his dad.
“What he would have me do is go to the Y and every shot that I made was a penny,” Seth said. “I would count every shot that I would make – every day – and I’d make 500 shots and I’d get five bucks or whatever it was and I would do that all the time.”
Since then, it’s paid off for Fuqua and the Vanguard School.
The senior point guard averages 23.0 points a game for the Coursers and eclipsed 2,000 points for his career earlier this month. It’s all gone according to plan for Fuqua.
“He was really developed when he came in as a freshman,” said head coach Joe Wetters. “He started right away, leading scorer, had the most points in freshman season, ever. Seth’s been able to develop and lead our team defensively, even, he’s really taken the steps to win some league championships and so forth.”
“It’s really been good for me to step back and focus on my team and that’s really helped us improve overall for sure,” Fuqua said.
Vanguard (13-2) is up to #4 in the 3A boys basketball rankings but their biggest step comes when they reach the state playoffs next month.
“I honestly don’t think there is a ceiling for this team,” Fuqua said. “This is the best team that Vanguard has ever seen and personally this is the best team I’ve ever had and it’s really exciting to see the potential that this team has.”