- Number: 21
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6'7”
- Weight: 205 lbs.
- Birthdate: August 14, 1987
- Hometown: Plano, TX
- High Schools: Plano HS / Massanutten Military Academy
As a senior at Plano High School (2005-06), he helped guide the team to the state title under head coach Tom Inman … averaged 15.0 points and 9.2 boards per contest that season, leading Plano to a 29-8 overall record and a 60-58 win over Humble Kingwood in the championship matchup … all-state, all-region and all-district honoree as a senior … named to the all-tournament team … posted season averages of 18.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a junior … led the team in rebounding each of his final two seasons.
Played in 2006-07 at Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia … Fulce averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and helped the squad to an overall record of 20-9 and a regular season national ranking.
NJCAA Second Team All-America honoree at Tyler Junior College under head coach Mike Marquis… posted season averages of 16.6 points and 13.2 rebounds per game … rebound average ranked second in the nation … shot 55.1 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from behind the 3-point line … first team all-region selection … helped guide the Apaches to a national ranking as high as 10th in the country and the program's first outright league title in 21 seasons … squad was 25-4 overall.
Sidelined for the first 10 games of the season with a knee injury … made his MU debut vs. Western Carolina (12/19), and pulled down four rebounds and scored two points in 11 minutes of action … Played a season-high 12 minutes in his second appearance of the season, recording two points, two rebounds and a block vs. Presbyterian (12/28) … Scored three points with a rebound and one assist in five minutes vs. Cincinnati (1/4) … Led all MU reserves in scoring with a season-high six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field vs. Providence (1/17) … Made both of his foul shots and picked up a pair of steals in three minutes vs. St. John's (2/14) … concluded the year averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds per game … earned first letter.
Was the second member of Marquette's four player 2008-09 recruiting class to verbally commit on Ocotber 18, 2007. Originally signed with Texas A&M - where current Marquette assistant coach, Buzz Williams, was an assistant coach - but grades forced him to enroll at Massanutten. After being recruited by Coach Williams, the then-New Orleans head coach, he signed a letter-of-intent to play at UNO. When Coach Williams left for Marquette, Fulce was allowed to be released from his LOI by UNO and eventually enrolled at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He will have three years of eligibility at Marquette.
Selected Marquette. As a high school senior, he received his only offer from Texas A&M despite receiving interest from Colorado and SMU. As a fifth-year senior, he received offers from New Orleans and North Texas, while Illinois, Maryland, Providence, Texas A&M, and George Mason expressed interest in him.
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Born August 14, 1987 in Dallas, Texas … son of Roxanne Newbill and Joseph Fulce Jr. … undecided on a major. Joseph's cousin is Jimmy King, 1991 Mr. Basketball in Texas at Plano East and a member of Michigan's Fab 5. Fulce wore the same #24 that King wore during his legendary high school career. “I was a first-grader and Jimmy would come over and play basketball at my house,” Fulce said. “Everyone knew who Jimmy King was. I sat on Juwan Howard's lap. Jimmy always said I was going to be something special.”