AURORA | A profile look at Regis Jesuit senior TaRea Fulcher who is on the roster of Team East for the 1 p.m. A-Town All-Star Boys Game on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School (purchase tickets, here):
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School: Regis Jesuit High School
2022-23 averages: 16.8 points, 3.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds
Season highlights: Regis Jesuit won 20 games for the first time since the 2015-16 season and made it to the Final Four for the first time since 2011 (when it won the third of three consecutive large school state championships) and Fulcher was a big part of both of those accomplishments for coach Ken Shaw’s team. He hit a buzzer-beater to win a Class 6A Sweet 16 contest with Highlands Ranch, converted a three-point play in the closing seconds to lift the Raiders over Rock Canyon in the Great 8 and then spearheaded a comeback that fell just short in the semifinals against Fossil Ridge. Fulcher, an All-Continental League first team performer, matched his season-high of 24 points four times (including in the finale against Fossil Ridge), tallied 20 or more points 10 times and scored in double figures in all but four games. He also led his team in assists per game and dished out a season-high eight in a win over ThunderRidge. Fulcher earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for a second time, though did not get to play last year when the game got canceled.
Fulcher vs. Aurora teams: vs. Grandview (18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists); vs. Rangeview (19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Overland (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Cherokee Trail (24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists)