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76ers pick at No. 1: Markelle Fultz, Washington guard

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guardMarkelle Fultzwith the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 1: "He's the most complete player in the draft. There really isn't anything he doesn't do well. He can shoot, handle, pass and defend. He also has great size, length and sneaky athleticism for his position." More (Insider)
Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 2: "While his stats-only projection certainly isn't a negative, Fultz rates at the level of a typical No. 2 pick, even when we account for his spot atop Ford's big board." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:


  • Versatile guard

  • Smooth athlete

  • Sees the floor really well

  • Excels at getting to the basket


Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Not particularly quick in the half court

  • Is he truly a one?


Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):


  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 5.86 percent

  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 24.08 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 30.8 percent

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