Markelle Fultz Tops SI’s Crossover Mock Draft

Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports /

University of Washington Freshman Phenomenon Markelle Fultz Tops SI’s Crossover Mock Draft Despite Knee Issues

You cannot say enough positive about the University of Washington freshman point guard Markelle Fultz.  Right now, he is the talk of the town, an NBA prospect about to be drafted number one.  And even more amazing, he is still humble, and approachable.  He’s had a number of flattering articles written about him.  The latest of which is a solid piece from Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated’s The Crossover.

"“Fultz is far and away the best prospect in the draft, and he might be good enough to convince Boston to keep this pick regardless of who’s available in the trade market. If not, he gives them tremendous leverage in any trade talks. His game is part John Wall, part James Harden, and if his jumper continues to develop from the outside, he’ll be a superstar. This is the one prospect that just about everyone can agree on.”"

Right now, Markelle Fultz is the talk of NCAA men’s basketball, at least until the NCAA tournament.

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    It’s the last mock draft before the March Madness.  The NCAA 64 team tournament has become incredibly popular.  From the event, phrases have become part of our vocabulary such as “bracket”, or “bracketology”, “sweet sixteen”, “elite eight”.  It’s the time of year where everyone from the President of the United States down to the local car dealership focus upon guessing the winners of the 64 NCAA teams.

    If you guess it correctly, or simply the most correctly, you could win millions, a new car, or even a free surgery.

    Markelle Fultz, despite his skills projecting as the best 2017 NBA Draft prospect, will not taste the NCAA tournament this year.  But right now, Markelle Fultz is struggling to find the basketball court. Due to “sore knee(s)”, he has missed four of the last six games and is not expected to play in the season finale.  The team misses him desperately.

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    By that time, Markelle Fultz will be in the NBA. And if Andrew Sharp from Sports Illustrated is correct, with the first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz will walk the aisle to the podium.