"I didn't want to go through the changes that I went through in high school," said Fitzgerald, who attended St. Frances, Towson Catholic, Owings Mills and Brewster (N.H.) Academy. "I think the big key for me was just coming out here and staying out here. Whatever adversity I had to go through, just fighting through it, keep playing. That was a big key for me – a really big key for my family. Get stability out there and just go from there."