|No. 31 – Albany Alphas|
|Species||California Ground Squirrel ( Sciuridae )|
May 6, 1997|
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||168 lb (76 kg)|
|FBA draft||2019 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2019–present|
|2019 - 2021||Lorain Firestorm|
|2023 Salary||$3 million|
|2024 Salary||$4 million|
|2025 Salary||$5 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Fitch is the younger of two half-siblings, coming from a line of loyal but very hotheaded ground squirrels. His half-brother Norris – eight years older – was expelled from high school for fighting and consequently joined the Army. His single father raised his sons with devotion but presented a bad example through his frequent drunken brawling. When Fitch was in his early teens, his dad landed in prison following a particularly violent street fight, leaving Norris to care for his younger sibling. It was the first step in the transformation of Fitch’s life.
The younger brother had played basketball for as long as he could remember, and true to his family's reputation, he was an aggressive player. His favorite part of any game was the confrontation – the trash-talking and showboating – and he was known to shout and shove. Norris, having matured since his enlistment, decided that this could not go on. One night, he sat the 14-year-old Fitch down and scared the fight out of him – painting a vivid picture of the severe consequences of carrying on the Loomis reputation. Totally cowed, Fitch lost his spunk. He still played ball whenever possible, but had become a nervous and apprehensive player without drive or spirit. Though he was now less likely to get into trouble, he had lost much of what had made him an individual.
It wasn’t for another two years that the young man from California learned a middle way of play, and he learned it dearly. A friend recruited Fitch to help him best some bullies on the court, but after Fitch let himself be pushed around, the game was lost and his friend was humiliated. That same day, Fitch decided there had to be a compromise between aggression and passivity – both in basketball and in life. Thus, for the first time, he signed up for his school’s team, with the goal of rebuilding his confidence and becoming so good that he would never have to rely on aggression again. He became a sleek technical player, protective of his teammates and powered by a simmering undercurrent of driven intensity. His excellent performance in regional and state games brought him to UDUB on an athletic scholarship, where he seeks to make the Loomis name synonymous with hard work and teamwork. Despite being younger than many of his teammates, his mature air and supportive nature have made him the big brother of the team. Outside of basketball, he aims to pursue a career in sports medicine.
(Bio by StarvingDragon)