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2017 NBA Draft

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Markelle Fultz is headed to Philadelphia after spending one year at the University of Washington.

“When I heard my name called … it was like God calling me,” Fultz said after being drafted.

“He brings to the table a great athleticism,” Philadelphia general manager Bryan Colangelo said Thursday night. “He is multitalented in terms of his offensive skill set. He gets to the basket, he penetrates, he’s elusive, he can handle the ball. He’s what you’d call your prototypical combo guard, a combo guard that can score in many ways including shooting from the perimeter. It’s an opportunity that we feel, just basketball-wise, playing alongside Ben Simmons, playing alongside Joel Embiid, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and others — many others — that it was the right player, the right piece to move this situation forward.”

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