MiLaysia Fulwiley’s High School: Tracing NCAA Star’s Basketball Days Before South Carolina

Published 12/07/2023, 2:22 PM EST

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During the current NCAA season, the South Carolina versus Notre Dame matchup in Paris showcased the emergence of a new generation of basketball players. The rookies on both teams took center stage with their exceptional performances, but it was MiLaysia Fulwiley, a point guard from South Carolina, who truly stood out. Her incredible lay-up skills left a lasting impression as she raced coast-to-coast, swiftly dished the ball to Kamilla Cardoso in the post, and cleverly maneuvered past the final defender. All of this was accomplished in the first ten minutes of her college career.

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Born on April 21, 2005, Fulwiley is currently 18 years old and stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall. Known for her brand endorsements, Fulwiley is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000. With her bright future in basketball, her success will continue as long as she maintains her stellar performance on the court.

MiLaysia Fulwiley is a school sensation

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Fulwiley, a rookie player for the No. 1 South Carolina basketball team, has been impressing the basketball world with her incredible spin moves, up-and-under layups, and behind-the-back passes. She has been studying highlights for years, honing every skill she learned.

She started practicing in the parking lot, then moved on to W.J. Keenan High School, Crane Forest Park, and is now in college playing for the Gamecocks. Fulwiley was raised in Columbia and was nurtured to play basketball. The Gamecocks signed her as another above-the-rim player.

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Fulwiley scored over 2,000 points as a junior at Keenan. In 2021-2022, she led the Raiders in scoring with 29.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 4.6 steals per game. Fulwiley has been doing this since elementary school.

Fulwiley was the all-time leading scorer at WJ Keenan High School during her career. In her senior year, she was named to the All-America team. Her hooping journey began when she was three years old.

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MiLaysia Fulwiley is a talented basketball player who has won four state championships and was named SCBCA Player of the Year. Despite her success, she keeps her personal life private and doesn’t share any information about her family.

Fulwiley is focused on her basketball career and has been playing since she was very young. Her mother gave her a Little Tikes hoop for Christmas when she was between three and four years old, and she quickly progressed to a bigger hoop that was installed outside her house. Visitors to her home know not to park on the driveway because it’s her home court.

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Fulwiley spent hours practicing and mimicking the moves of WNBA players like Sue Bird, A’ja Wilson, and Courtney Williams. Her younger sister, Jayla, often joined her for practice. Fulwiley has achieved her dream of playing for her hometown team and has come a long way from watching them play to playing with them.

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Nima Murugan

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