Markelle Fultz, the potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is looking jacked. The former Washington Huskies point guard is listed at 195 pounds, but based on a recent picture posted on his Instagram, we can confidently say he's probably a bit beefier than that.
Markelle Fultz has been hitting the weights this summer! And some of you actually want the Celtics to trade their #1 pick. pic.twitter.com/2hO7azR4p4
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 26, 2017
If you watched Fultz play at Washington, you saw a tall, lean athlete running up and down the court. But his preparation for the NBA Draft has Fultz hitting the gym and looking huge. His arms alone look twice their previous size.
Markelle Fultz is looking BIG pic.twitter.com/5eHlNyg27V
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) May 26, 2017
The Boston Celtics have the first pick in the Draft, and the 19-year-old seems to be their top choice. If they had any doubts about his size, his muscle gain should help with their decision.
Standing 6-foot-4 with a 7-foot wingspan, Markelle is taller than the typical NBA point guard. He will be able to use his height and size against smaller guards in the league. During his one season in college, Fultz averaged 23 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game, proving he is an all-around player who can help the Celtics on both ends of the floor.
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