DeMatha’s guard Markelle Fultz is a prime example of working hard and good things will happen. On Friday, all that hard work finally paid off when the five-star shooting guard announced he will go to play basketball at Washington.
Markelle’s journey started when he played freshman basketball for the Stags. In his sophomore year, he was on the junior varsity team but it wasn’t until his junior year when he finally made it to the varsity level, and that’s when he took the nation by storm.
He was named 1st team All-WCAC and WCAC Player of the Year. Fultz was ranked No. 21 in the country in the 2016 ESPN Top-25. Throughout the 2014-15 season and the summer, Markelle was being looked at by some of the top schools in the nation. Kentucky, Arizona, Louisville, North Carolina and Kansas were a few of many schools that extended offers to Markelle.
Fultz then cut his list down to three schools which were Louisville, Washington and Arizona. When it came to decision time, Markelle decided to choose Washington, who was the first school to give him an offer.
The Huskies will be getting a talented player that has the potential to make an immediate impact. Fultz is a dynamic scorer that can finish at the rim and shoot from the mid-range and behind the arc. Markelle is projected as the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.