Markelle Fultz remains the top player in the 2017 draft class, despite the fact Washington has struggled badly this season. The six-foot-four combo guard has shown an exceptionally polished skill-set for someone his age and has the physical abilities to be expected to develop into a good defender in time, though he is not one at the moment.
-Draft Express’ top 100: http://www.draftexpress.com/rankings/Top-100-Prospects/
-Fultz’s shot profile, according to hoop-math: http://hoop-math.com/Washington2017.php
-Fultz’s advanced stats, according to sports-reference: http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/markelle-fultz-1.html
-Dean Demakis’ post on the context surrounding Fultz at Washington: https://deanondraft.com/2017/01/15/is-markelle-fultz-a-loser/
-Previous looks on Fultz over the last eight months: https://basketballscouting.wordpress.com/tag/markelle-fultz/
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