A breakout junior season at DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) put class of 2016 combo guard Markelle Fultz on the national scene. The 6’5” rising senior – he has grown about two inches over the course of the past year – now boasts scholarship offers from top programs throughout the country. He also earned an invite to the 2015 NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Fultz was pleased with how he performed following the first round of games at this week’s event.
“I think I did pretty good, getting my teammates involved on the fast break, scoring when I needed to,” Fultz said.
A confident player, Fultz believes he “can take anybody on the court.” Indeed, this week he has shown the ability to create his own shot, get to the basket and score, and knock down outside shots. He also has impressed with the tenacity he has shown on the defensive end.
Fultz has shown he can play with the best. The question now is where he will choose to go to school. The DeMatha star most recently visited Virginia Tech, traveling to Blacksburg just before arriving at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
“It was just a great campus,” Fultz said of Tech. “I have a great relationship with Coach Buzz. I sat down and talked with him about school. It was just a good experience going around campus.”
Louisville is a school Fultz has visited twice, and many believe Rick Pitino’s program is a favorite.
“Louisville’s a good school along with others. I’m just having a good time, enjoying my recruitment. I really have a good relationship with coach Rick Pitino. It’s really good and I’ve visited there twice. I see it as a good opportunity. I like what I saw and I’m just taking each day, day by day,” Fultz said.
Asked by a reporter where Louisville stands on his list, Fultz replied: “I can’t tell you that right now.”
In addition to Louisville, Fultz rattled off a handful of other schools still in contention. He has not yet narrowed his list.
“Washington, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgetown… it’s a lot,” Fultz said.
UVa hosted Fultz on an unofficial visit earlier this spring, and it was then that head coach Tony Bennett extended a scholarship offer....
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