At Missouri State
Justin Fuehrmeyer moves into his fifth year in the Missouri State program and his fourth season in the Bears' playing rotation as the Missouri Valley Conference's active leader in career assists (231) and the Bears' returning starter at point guard ... He has led the Bears in assists the past two seasons and started 49 games during that span.
Started the final 20 games of the season after missing the first five games of the season with an ankle sprain and coming off the bench the next six games ... Finished second in the MVC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1:1), 11th in assists (2.8), and 15th in steals (1.1) ... Hit for a season-best 12 points off the bench in just 22 minutes against Central Arkansas (12/13/08) with three three-pointers ... Played all 45 minutes in overtime loss at Evansville (1/7/09) while scoring 11 points ... Collected 25 assists over a four-game span (1/14-1/25/09), including season-high nine in home win over Drake (1/21/09) ... Hit buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the first half in home win over Evansville (2/4/09) ... Had eight assists and no turnovers in home win over Wichita State (1/14/09) ... Was 10-for-10 at the free throw line in Basketball Travelers Tipoff Tourney (12/20-12/22/08) ... Hit game-clinching shot with 18 seconds left against Arkansas State (12/6/08) ... Led Bears in assists 10 times in 2008-09 and ended season with team-best 40-game streak without fouling out ... Led team in assists (73), was second in steals (29) and was fifth in three-pointers (13).
Led the Missouri Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.16:1) and started 29 games ... Led the squad in assists 20 times, including a career-high 12 assists vs. UNC-Greensboro (11/17/07) ... Scored in double-figures on 12 occasions, including seven straight games through the heart of the conference schedule and ESPNU BracketBusters from 2/6/08 to 2/26/08 ... Posted 17 points at home against Central Michigan in the BracketBuster game (2/23/08) after a career-high 19 at Southern Illinois (12/30/07) ... Scored 14 in home win over No. 20 Drake in the final game at Hammons Student Center (2/26/08) ... Led team and was sixth in the MVC in assists (134) ... Was second on the squad in steals (39), while securing the fourth-best defensive rebound total (70) on the team ... Posted nine assists at Indiana State (3/1/08) and eight vs. Northern Iowa (2/9/08) ... Had at least 4 assists in 19 games and at least 5 in 12, including a five-game average of 6.1 per game from 2/16/08 to 3/1/08 ... Finished sixth in the MVC in assists per game (4.06).
Saw increased action after the first of the year in his redshirt freshman season ... Had seven games with double figures in minutes played and cashed in two treys for six points each in Bears' home wins vs. Evansville (1/9/07) and Bradley (1/27/07) ... Hit .538 from three-point range over a 10-game stretch in January and early February ... Had two steals each vs. Alabama State and at Indiana State and handed out a season-best five assists in the Bears' home win over Evansville.
Was an early signee at MSU in the fall of 2004 ... Suffered a stress fracture in his right foot during the Bears' exhibition season and was idled for about six weeks ... Reinjured the foot upon his return to action and had to shut down his play the rest of the season as the injury healed ... Received a medical hardship to regain his year of eligibility ... Got into four games and played 15 minutes for the Bears between 12/28/05 and 1/11/06 ... Got his only points with a field goal against Illinois State (1/11/06).
Was a three-year starter and letterman for St. Charles Francis Howell Central in both basketball and soccer ... On the hardwood, Fuehrmeyer helped his team to a district title and the state quarterfinals as a senior, averaging 16.6 points and 6.3 assists a game for the Spartans of coach Larry Anders ... Won all Gateway Athletic Conference South, first-team all-metro and first-team all-state selection ... Set school records for career free throws (232) and assists (421) in addition to breaking the season assists record as a junior with 189 ... Averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 assists and 2.8 steals a game as a junior, while shooting 83 percent from the foul line and leading the metro area in assists ... Earned all-metro and all-conference honors as a junior for a 20-6 team ... Fuehrmeyer also played for a 21-4 freshman team at Francis Howell Central ... Says his greatest prep moment was beating Dallas Oak Cliff at the KMOX Shootout in St. Louis ... In soccer, the Spartans of coach Dan Hogan won conference titles each of Fuehrmeyer's last two seasons, finishing his senior campaign with an 18-5-2 record.
Justin Lowell Fuehrmeyer was born 10/17/86, in St. Louis, Mo. ... He is the son of John and Linda Fuehrmeyer of Weldon Spring, Mo. . . Has a brother, Joel, and sister Julia ... Double-majoring in Marketing Advertising/Promotion and Marketing Sales at Missouri State ... Chose Missouri State over Air Force, Dartmouth and Cornell ... Recruited by former assistant coach Ben Miller ... Enjoys watching Entourage, Friday Night Lights, and The Office ... Played on the same AAU team with former national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough.