When we put together our Way-Too-Early Preseason All-American team last week, the biggest argument that we had was over Washington point guard Markelle Fultz.
Fultz is a stud. Most of us expect him to end up being a top five pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. But he was eventually left off of the team because we thought it would be too difficult, given the number of elite point guards in college basketball next season, to put a player on the team from a team we don’t think is going to make the NCAA tournament.
Watch Fultz’ mixtape. Consider that Washington loses Andrew Andrews, Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray from an NIT team.
Does he deserve to be an all-american?