Heading into his senior season, Kade Fuelling has helped put Bellmont back into the conversation in the Northeast 8. His approach to the game is interesting to watch and he has the Braves in the position to win games more often than not.
Fuelling has a lot of attributes that would make one want to label him a true post. When Bellmont is playing at their best, it is working off him either on the block or the elbow. Getting the ball to Fuelling’s long frame, especially down low, forces double teams and interest from defenses that clears up teammates for their open shots or back cuts. And if you don’t throw more than one guy at Fuelling, his next level post movement will likely catch you off guard as he makes multiple reads and pivots to the rim to find his opening.
He averaged a team high 16.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season. He is a high level scorer from the free throw line down, shooting 55 percent from the field. 20-plus point games from Fuelling propelled Bellmont in wins over the likes of Woodlan, Mississinewa and Leo last season and he really established himself as one of the best players in the Northeast 8, regardless of position. He had two double-double outings, against South Adams and Leo last season.
“Not sure you will find a kid that has improved his game in the last five years more than he has,” says Bellmont coach Jonathan Fuelling. “Also, not sure you will find a kid that has spent as much time in the gym over the past five years either. He still has room to improve, but his leadership and effort going in to his final high school basketball season should be off the charts.”