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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz becomes youngest in NBA history with triple-double

From NBA.com Staff

Apr 12, 2018 12:01 AM ET

 

On Wednesday night, Markelle Fultz became the youngest NBA player ever to record a triple-double.

A Philadelphia rookie earned a triple-double on the final night of the regular season, and it wasn't Ben Simmons.

Markelle Fultz, the No.1 overall pick from last year's draft, achieved the feat with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers' 130-95 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night. In doing so, the 19-year-old guard became the youngest in NBA history to log a triple-double. Fultz broke the previous record, set by Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, by 63 days.

 

Youngest NBA Players to Record Triple-Doubles
Markelle Fultz (76ers)19 years, 317 days
Lonzo Ball (Lakers)20 years, 15 days
LeBron James (Cavaliers)20 years, 20 days
Dennis Smith Jr. (Mavericks)20 years, 34 days
Lamar Odom (Clippers)20 years, 65 days
John Wall (Wizards)20 years, 65 days
Magic Johnson (Lakers)20 years, 75 days

Fultz has enjoyed a successful return from the shoulder injury that kept him out 68 games this season, averaging 7.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 17.7 minutes per contest since rejoining the team on March 26.

The 76ers, who earned the No. 3 seed and will face in the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, enter the postseason on a franchise-record 16-game winning streak.


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