#13 RANKED PLAYER IN COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2016)
UPDATED: Fultz has moved up in national rankings after this article was published.
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 190 POUNDS
AGE: 17 YEARS OLD
POSITION: POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: DEMATHA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (HYATTSVILLE, MD)
CHOSE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON OVER: ARIZONA, KENTUCKY AMONG MANY OTHER SCHOOLS
NBA COMPARISON: D’ANGELO RUSSELL
PLAYER SUMMARY: Markelle Fultz is one of the top 3 point guards in the class of 2016 just behind Dennis Smith Jr. and Lonzo Ball. Only 17-years old he has shown rapid improvement in his game. He only started playing varsity as a junior at national powerhouse Dematha Catholic. He signed with the University of Washington and will be handed the keys to the offense the minute he steps on the floor for the Huskies.
Fultz possess excellent size for a point guard and at 17-years old may grow another inch or two. He is a tremendous ball-handler with an outstanding feel for the game. He is a good but not elite level athlete but is an outstanding passer. He is very crafty which is unusual for a 17-year old with really long arms (6’9 wingspan). The 6’4 PG can get into the lane at will. He is basically a year younger than all the major prospects in the class of 2016. When watching his tapes, Fultz needs to work on his shooting. He is a solid shooter with plenty of room for improvement. While he has a great frame for a point guard he will need to get stronger and add weight although that case can be made for most of the high school prospects.
Fultz was recently named a McDonald’s All-American for 2016. He is a very smooth player and creator with the ball. He is Washington’s highest profile recruit in years. Big point guards are always in high demand, especially one’s with skills like Markelle Fultz. Remember he is only 17-years old and doesn’t turn 18 until the end of May. There will be some growing pains with him but the upside is extremely high.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF MARKELLE FULTZ
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