Markelle Fultz is a professional basketball player from the United States. He plays in the National Basketball Association, drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2017. As of 2024, he plays for the Orlando Magic.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Markelle N’Gai Fultz was born on May 29, 1998, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland in the United States. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 94 kg. He is a right-handed player. He plays as the team’s Point Guard and Shooting Guard.

He was raised by a single mother and his early basketball mentor was named Keith Williams.

Team 215 orlando magic Orlando Magic
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 94 kg
Born 29 May 1998
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Quick Wash
Team History
215 orlando magic Orlando 2019 - present
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2017 - 2019

High School and College Career

He attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Later, he committed to play college basketball for the University of Washington and he was there from 2016 to 2017.

In 2017, he was named to the Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, SN and the First-team All-Pac-12. The year before, he was also named a McDonald’s All-American.

National Career

He represented the United States at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, held in Chile. He was later named the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship MVP.

Professional Career

Fultz turned pro in 2017 and was the 1st Overall Pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played for Philadelphia from 2017 to 2019.

In 2019, he was traded to the Orlando Magic. As of 2024, he still plays for the Magic.

Career Highlights

  • 2017 - Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, SN
  • 2017 - First-team All-Pac-12
  • 2016 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2016 - FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship MVP

Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Chile

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