Washington lead guard Markelle Fultz is slated to be one of the most impact freshmen in college basketball this season.
There’s been buzz surrounding the five-star recruit all summer. The 6-foot-4 Fultz earned tournament MVP honors as he guided the USA U18 national team to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas. He later showed off during Washington’s foreign tour in Australia, dropping 33 points in a losing effort.
There’s also been clips of Fultz on social media, like this highlight-reel dunk in the team’s practice facility.
On Wednesday afternoon, Fultz was captured hitting a half-court shot with his back facing the basket.
The meteoric rise of Fultz — going from a jayvee player as a sophomore to the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft — will be a constant storyline during this season, especially if the DeMatha Catholic product can lead the Huskies into the NCAA Tournament conversation. Washington has not been to the Big Dance since 2011.
The Huskies kick off the 2016-17 campaign on Nov. 13, as they host reigning Ivy League champion Yale.