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Former Vanderbilt player releasing book exposing sex, drugs and parties in college basketball

Aug 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

Former Vanderbilt point guard Kyle Fuller is hoping to release a book that details some of the dirty happenings in the world of college basketball.

The book, tentatively titled, “Below the Rim” is described by Fuller as breaking down things like sex, drugs and parties that occur with major college basketball players.

While the controversial content will be the main selling point of Fuller’s book, he’ll also go into matters like race, gangs and poverty and how they affect college basketball players.

According to Nick Cole of The Tennessean the book will be co-authored by Vanderbilt graduates Eric Schulman and Jerry Castro and is 40 percent complete and due to be released next summer.

If you wish to pre-order the book or find more information on it, you can visit

Personally, I’m more interested to hear Fuller’s take on race, gangs and poverty than I am about the partying and sex and drugs. There have been plenty of stories and dramatizations of major college basketball stars partying — notably in the Spike Lee film He Got Game — but I want to hear what Fuller has to say on the other matters that don’t get nearly as much publicity in regards to college basketball.

A native of California, the 6-foot-1 Fuller finished out his four-year career at Vanderbilt in 2013-14 by averaging 11 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 31.7 minutes of action per game.

  1. tomtravis76 - Aug 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Oh, a book about college life, come on now he has nothing special to say. Now you get Coach Cals Kentucky teams to have somebody write a tell all or those Noah gators, then it might be interesting. Other than that Kyle Fuller is talking about going to college.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 19, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      matters like race, gangs and poverty and how they affect college basketball players.

      that part really isn’t college life for the overwhelming majority of college students…

      So, a part of the book will be about college life, not all of it will.

      the book sounds like it will be MORE than just this kid going to college.

      Vanderbilt is an EXPENSIVE and highly ranked college in terms of academics…

      i’d love to hear about things like race and gangs with ballplayers there.

      also, while not football, it’s still the SEC too.

      i don’t think his book stands a chance if it’s just about him in college and those writing it for him (oops, with him) and those publishing it will steer him to include MORE than just his life in college.

      • tomtravis76 - Aug 19, 2014 at 4:14 PM

        I remember when Nebraska football was catching all kinds of heat for having actual members from the Bloods and Crips out of LA. But it also sounds like the Gators had a few gang members who brought the gang life to Gainsville. Candy has such an amazing reputation, considered the very best southern college in line with those of the Ivy league and Stanford. Maybe he will have good stories, maybe not. Could open some eyes to what could be happening at Vandy beyond studying.

  2. kaspauf - Aug 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    I agree Scott with the talks about poverty, race, gangs etc. because we only hear about this when ESPN or other sports media outlets release these stories about it which get some of the point across but it leaves out details so I will be interested in that… the partying, sex, drugs… it is college and I honestly don’t care to read about the life of a student athlete because it is all the same in those terms.

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