Markelle Fultz looked inconsistent shooting during his workout with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to reporters on the scene.
The former Washington Huskies guard traveled to Philadelphia to meet with the team amid rumors the 76ers are deep in the process of working to acquire the Boston Celtics' No. 1 overall pick. Philly picks at No. 3 overall. If the 76ers land the No. 1 overall pick, they are expected to take Fultz, who is the consensus top prospect in the 2017 NBA Draft.
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Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field and 41.3 from behind the 3-point line during his lone season at Washington. His small sample of shooting in Philadelphia was well below those figures, as he shot 4 of 18 (22.2 percent) in an around-the-world format drill, according to Calkins Media's Tom Moore.
Fultz just went 4-for-18 shooting 3s in around-the-world format.— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) June 18, 2017
Fultz struggled to hit his 3-point shots consistently in drill. Have to wonder if he's feeling effects of the trip here.— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) June 18, 2017
The context of this performance is important, however. The drills Fultz ran through were by far the least important part of his visit with Philadelphia, as noted by Draft Express and the Ringer's Derek Bodner. The interview and medical examination were significantly more important.
Value of today's workout was about 80% medical reports, 18% interview, 1% performance, and 1% miscellaneous. Don't worry about his shooting.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) June 18, 2017
You can see some of his shooting drills in the videos below.
Fultz from beyond arc pic.twitter.com/TrB2P9nHBr— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) June 18, 2017