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Orlando Magic | #20 | Guard

Markelle

Fultz

PPG

12.5

RPG

3.7

APG

5.5

PIE

10.5

HEIGHT

6'4" (1.93m)

WEIGHT

209lb (95kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Washington

AGE

24 years

BIRTHDATE

May 29, 1998

DRAFT

2017 R1 Pick 1

EXPERIENCE

5 Years

6'4" | 209lb | 24 years

DRAFT

2017 R1 Pick 1

BIRTHDATE

May 29, 1998

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Washington

EXPERIENCE

5 Years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2020-21 SEASON: Appeared and started in eight games with Orlando, averaging 12.9 ppg., 5.4 apg., 3.1 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 26.9 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring once and in assists five times…Scored in double figures five times and 20+ points twice, including a career-high 26 points on Dec. 27 @ Washington…Had 10+ assists once – a season-high 10 assists on Dec. 29 @ Oklahoma City…Had one double-double…Logged a career-high 34:58 played on Dec. 29 @ Oklahoma City…Missed the final 64 games of the season (Jan. 8-May 16) due to a torn ACL in his left knee…Suffered the injury on Jan. 6 and underwent successful surgery on Jan. 20. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 113 career NBA regular season games (83 starts) with Philadelphia and Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., 4.6 apg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.12 stlpg. in 25.6 minpg….Also played in eight career playoff games (five starts), averaging 8.1 ppg., 3.9 apg. and 1.8 rpg. in 21.3 minpg….2019-20: Played in 72 games (60 starts) with Orlando, averaging 12.1 ppg., a team-high 5.1 apg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 27.7 minpg….As a starter, averaged 12.2 ppg., 5.4 apg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.35 stlpg. in 28.7 minpg….Tied for 30th in the NBA in steals and tied for 32nd in assists…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times, in rebounding once and in assists a team-high 31 times…Scored in double figures 51 times and 20+ points six times…Had a career-high 11 rebounds on Jan. 15 @ L.A. Lakers…Dished out 10+ assists five times, including a career-high 14 assists on Feb. 3 @ Charlotte…Had four double-doubles…Recorded a triple-double (second of his career) on Jan. 15 @ L.A. Lakers with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists…Had at least one steal 52 times and two-or-more steals 24 times, including a career-high six steals on Jan. 3 vs. Miami…Had at least one blocked shot ten times and two-or-more blocks once…Missed one game (Dec. 11) due to a stomach virus…Also appeared and started in five playoff games, averaging 12.0 ppg., 5.2 apg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 29.3 minpg....2018-19: Appeared in 19 games (15 starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 8.2 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in 22.5 minpg….As a starter, averaged 9.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 3.5 apg. in 24.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the Sixers in assists twice…Scored in double figures six times…Had at least one steal 12 times and two-or-more steals four times…Recorded a career-high two blocked shots on Nov. 10 @ Memphis…2017-18: Played in 14 games during his rookie campaign with Philadelphia, averaging 7.1 ppg., 3.8 apg. and 3.1 rpg. in 18.1 minpg.…Scored in double figures six times…Notched his first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes on Apr. 11 vs. Milwaukee…Became the youngest player in NBA history (19 years, 317 days) to record a triple-double…Recorded at least one steal nine times and two steals three times...Made his NBA debut on Oct. 18 @ Washington, tallying 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 18 minutes…Missed 68 total games due to injury…Also played in three playoff games, averaging 1.7 ppg., 1.7 apg. and 1.0 rpg. in 7.6 minpg. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (first overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft… Traded from Philadelphia to Orlando in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a 2020 protected first round draft pick and a 2019 second round draft pick (Feb. 7, 2019).

BEFORE NBA

Played and started in 25 games during his only season at the University of Washington, averaging 23.2 ppg., 5.9 apg., 5.7 rpg., 1.60 stlpg. and 1.20 blkpg. in 35.7 minpg., while shooting .413 (52-126) from three-point range…Named Third Team All-America by both the Associated Press and the NABC, and earned All-Pac 12 First Team honors…The only player in the country to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists…Became the first guard in 25 years to average 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists, while shooting 40+ percent from three-point range and joined Anfernee Hardaway as the only plyers in the last 25 years to average 20-5-5 and one blocked shot…Set the Huskies freshman scoring record with 579 points…Led all NCAA Division I freshmen and all Pac-12 players in scoring, while ranking sixth overall in the nation…Set the UW single-season record with five 30+ point games…Also ranks on Huskies’ all-time freshman list in assists (2nd, 148), steals (5th, 40) and blocked shots (T-5th, 30).

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Markelle N’Gai Fultz…A native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland…Played at DeMatha High School, but didn’t play varsity basketball until his junior year, when he averaged 16.5 ppg. after making the jump from JV…As a senior (2015-16), led DeMatha to the Maryland Private School League Championship and was named a McDonald’s All-American, played in the Jordan Brand Classic and the Under Armour Elite 24 games…Set the school record for assists in a season with 278…Was a member of the Team USA U18 team that won the FIBA Americas World Championship in July 2016, where he was selected as the tournament MVP…Joined his teammates, D.J. Augustin and Al-Farouq Aminu, in sponsoring a donation to assist the Eatonville Thanksgiving Event in 2020, which provided 300 (of each), 32 lb. staple food pantry boxes and 30 lb. produce boxes, to underserved families in the Eatonville community…You can follow him on Twitter: @MarkelleF and on Instagram: @markellefultz.