2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS (MARKELLE FULTZ)

2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

MARKELLE FULTZ

 

COLLEGE: WASHINGTON

HEIGHT: 6’4″

WEIGHT: 195 POUNDS

POSITION:  POINT GUARD

CLASS: FRESHMEN

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION:    TOP 3 PICK/ CHANCE TO GO NUMBER 1 OVERALL

PLAYER SUMMARY: While the Huskies have struggled this season, it isn’t because of the former 5-star recruit. Fultz has lived up to the lofty reputation bestowed upon him as he has been sensational all year up to this point.

The 6’4″ point guard has excellent physical attributes for the PG position. He has great length with a 6’9 wingspan and prototypical size. While evaluating the freshmen during the year, he shows extraordinary vision and a very high basketball IQ. He can make every pass and do it with ease. Fultz is a very unselfish player who gets all of his teammates involved. 

There aren’t many players at any level who display a faster first step than he does. He can get to the basket at almost anytime and place on the floor. While we love his play-making ability, his offensive game is just as good. Fultz already shows a very well rounded offensive skill-set, which is extremely rare for such a young player.

The former McDonald’s All-American displays a tremendous mid-range game, which has become a lost art in basketball. While in attack mode, he has a nice floater in the lane and due to his height, it is extremely hard to defend. These are 2 moves that should work very well at the NBA level. The PG also includes fade-away’s and step-back jump shots into his offensive arsenal. He shows nice and consistent form on his jump-shot. The 3-point shot is perhaps the only significant weakness that we see in his offensive game at this point. It is inconsistent, however we don’t have any doubt that it will improve in time. He is known as a very hard worker as he didn’t even start on his high school team until he was a junior.

Fultz is a solid on ball defender who can improve in this area. He has the lateral quickness and length to become a very good defender in a few years. Once he fills out and gains weight/strength, we believe he should be able to handle the rigors of an 82 game NBA schedule without any trouble.

When we first evaluated Markelle Fultz last year, we were enthralled with his overall game and talent. He has everything that you can ask for in an NBA point guard. He is capable of playing both guard spots if the need arises. We compared him to D’Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers last year while he was in high school. After seeing Fultz perform in college, we believe he is a better long term prospect than Russell.

In what looks to be an extremely talented 2017 NBA Draft, Fultz is right at the top. He has a chance to be an NBA All-Star in a few years. All the talent is there for Markelle Fultz to be the face of an NBA franchise. He is a complete player. We look for Fultz to be a top 3 pick in June’s NBA draft with a good chance of being the top player selected. He is the complete package.

 

BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF MARKELLE FULTZ

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