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Surpassing A’ja Wilson in Sublime Record, MiLaysia Fulwiley Opens Up on Her Emotions

Published 11/19/2023, 1:50 AM EST

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The South Carolina Gamecocks’ freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley has been this year’s NCAA discovery. She has only played three games but has been in the spotlight ever since she basketed from the half-court against the Notre Dame. The recently debuted point guard has broken a record just in her third game, leaving behind other Gamecocks stars such as A’ja Wilson, Aliyah Boston, and Tiffany Mitchell.

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Fulwiley was interviewed for the same post their lop-sided victory against the Clemson Tigers. And she shared her mind on her ‘unreal’ achievement.

What did Fulwiley say?


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Fulwiley actually surpassed previous Gamecocks’ stars for having the highest score during the first three games combined. While Fulwiley has pocketed 47 points, Boston, Wilson and Mitchell besotted 37, 37, and 32 points respectively. Fulwiley expressed her happiness at the same and what it meant to her: “It’s crazy, I mean like I said earlier it feels unreal. Just keep doing all these things. I wake up one day it’s game day after the game I’ve achieved so many things, so many goals, so I’m just blessed you know.”

Fulwiley has become quite famous within a limited time since she was applauded by the NBA legend Magic Johnson and compared to veterans such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry for her moves. Her game has seen only improvement from the time she first stepped on the college basketball court.


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The Gamecocks have touched three figures in all of their matches thanks to Fulwiley. While in the first game she pocketed 17 points with a solitary rebound and six assists, during her next game Fulwiley smoked 12 points in the 15 minutes of game time she got with 2 assists. She again stepped up to the occasion during the contest against the Clemson Tigers by smashing 18 points, with 9 rebounds and 3 assists. She missed the double-double by just one rebound.

Thus, Fulwiley has been a breakout star this season. But how have the Gamecocks fared during all this time?

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After winning all their three contests by a huge margin, the Gamecocks would be looking to continue their unbeaten run against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. They currently occupy the fourth spot in the Southeastern Conference.

Much depends on Fulwiley who has been an unexpected delight for the fans. If she continues her exemplary performance, who knows the Gamecocks might give others a chase for the trophy.


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Written by:

Ritvan Pande


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Ritvan is a NBA content writer at EssentiallySports whose heart swells up whenever insider anecdotes related to the sport come to light. With over 2 years of professional writing experience, Ritvan focuses on providing an in-depth analysis of the games. The legendary trio of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman mesmerized him and he has been a Chicago Bulls fan ever since.
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Bilal Handoo