Keith Fuetsch admits he didn't have any idea what would happen to his basketball career four years ago. All he did know, though, was that he wanted to wear a Nevada Wolf Pack uniform.
"I didn't know what to expect," said Fuetsch, who will be honored along with fellow senior Malik Story before the Wolf Pack's final home game of the season on Wednesday against New Mexico. "All I did was come in here with the attitude that I was going to work hard and see what happens."
He worked hard and, well, not much happened.
The Bishop Manogue High graduate has stepped onto the floor in just 44 of the 129 games the Wolf Pack has played since he joined the program before the 2009-10 season. And most of those 44 appearances -- an average of 5.2 minutes -- didn't last as long as the Wolf Pack's normal pre-game introductions at Lawlor Events Center.
"I respect players like Keith who make a lot of sacrifices to be a part of a Division I program," Wolf Pack coach David Carter said. "He was a good teammate and always did all of the things we asked him to do and was a very positive influence on his teammates."
Fuetsch will finally be part of those Wolf Pack pre-game introductions as Carter will honor all of his hard work the past four years by giving the 6-foot guard his first start in a Wolf Pack uniform.
"He could have gone somewhere else and played a lot more," Carter said. "But he chose to come here. Those are the sacrifices I'm talking about."
Fuetsch has scored a total of 48 points in a Wolf Pack uniform, or roughly what he normally scored in three games at Bishop Manogue. He's also taken just 42 shots (he's made 15), pulled down 15 rebounds, handed out 21 assists and grabbed nine steals.
"To play here is a dream come true," said Fuetsch, whose mother Deborah is a former Wolf Pack tennis player. "I grew up watching and cheering for this team."
Watching and cheering is still what he's limited to on most nights.
"Between my sophomore and junior year I thought about going somewhere else," Fuetsch said. "But I didn't want to go somewhere where I didn't know what to expect."
He also admits he doesn't know what to expect when he walks out onto the court before the game against New Mexico on Senior Night.
"I have no idea," he smiled. "We'll find out."