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Watch: 15-year-old Irish player lights up basketball final with 47 points in one game - including 15 three-pointers

Remember the name: CJ Fulton.


The 15-year-old produced an outstanding performance in the Subway Schools U16 A Boys Cup final, registering 47 points including 15 three pointers, as St Malachy’s Belfast overcame St Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee 62-46.

Six of Fulton’s three pointers came in the opening quarter, as his side stormed into a 28-15 lead.

By half-time, the game’s MVP had racked up 33 points (all of which were three pointers), as the Belfast outfit were comfortably ahead with the score 42-23.

Niall Fitzmaurice and Darragh Broderick were linking up well, as the Tralee side attempted to stay in the game, but Malachy’s still held a 57-35 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Fulton remained influential throughout, as his side ultimately claimed a convincing 62-46 victory, and his performance unsurprisingly attracted plenty of attention on social media…

You can watch the game back in the video below.

Source: BasketballIreland/YouTube

ST MARY’S CBS THE GREEN, TRALEE: Ciaran Brosnan (6), Niall Fitzmaurice (10), David Moriarty, Jack Moriarty, Rapolas Buivydas (21), Luke Chester (4), Dylan Harris, Darragh Broderick (5), Peter Kearns, Darragh Falvey, Seamus Bradley, Rew Guardiano.

ST MALACHY’S BELFAST: John Rainey, CJ Fulton (47), Ryan Kingi, Conor Eastwood (4), Niall Morgan, Odhran O’Boyle (3), Conall McGirr, Darragh Ferguson (2), Niall Quinn, Vinecent Enginco, Conor McDonnell (2), Denis Price (4), Jordan Cunningham, Eoin Hackett, Callum Rocks.

MVP: CJ Fulton (St Malachy’s Belfast)

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