5-star guard Markelle Fultz commits to Washington

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.

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Ryan McFadden, @RMcFadden15

Founder of Inside The Locker Room and Sports Editor for the Ionian. I write about the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball. Iona College class of 2019 and proud DeMatha alum. Follow me on Twitter @RMcFadden15.

1 Comment on "5-star guard Markelle Fultz commits to Washington"

  1. I liked this decision. Markell had everybody wanting him and he decided before school even really starts to eliminate distractions. Washington is an excellent school with a great coach. You never know what might happen at the college level. I always thought that Kieth Bogans was one and done at Kentucky, but he graduated from there and played for four years. I wish Markelle Fultz all the best. He can cement his legacy as a Stag with a WCAC title in his senior year.

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