WALTHAM -- Donning a black hooded sweatshirt, future draft pick Markelle Fultz had just completed the most important job interview of his life.
And when it was over, his demeanor wasn’t all that different than what you saw on the basketball court this season, when he emerged as the top guard prospect in the nation.
This dude is one cool customer, which is among the many reasons why he’s the odds-on favorite to be selected by Boston with the top overall pick in the June 22 NBA draft.
Comcast SportsNet had a chance to catch up with the 19-year-old Fultz on Tuesday, just moments after his first -- and possibly last -- NBA workout.
“It was a good experience,” he said. “It’s just a blessing. I’m honored to be here; honored to have the opportunity.”
He spent some time out and about Boston, but said he was able to navigate for the most part without anyone noticing who he was.
“People didn’t really recognize me,” he said. “I wear hats and hoodies so it’s kind of hard to see me. I stay low-key. That’s the way I am.”
Projected by most as the top overall pick, it wouldn’t make sense for him to work out for any other team at this point. I asked Fultz about whether Boston would be his one-and-done moment as far as teams he would work out for.
“I’m not sure yet,” he said of working out for other teams. “I haven’t made that decision yet.”
During his short stay in Boston -- he is scheduled to fly out Tuesday evening -- he spent a good amount of time with Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, in addition to head coach Brad Stevens.
That time gave him a better sense of what he might be getting into if he were selected by Boston with the top overall pick.
“Just the way the program is; they expect the best,” he said. “I just learned some stuff . . . working harder. I already work hard, but [the Celtics coaching staff] . . . pushing me to the next level and making me the best player I can be.”
And while the impression Boston left on Fultz was a positive one, he’s hoping they’ll feel the same way about him if he winds up a Celtic.
“I’m a humble young man,” Fultz said. “And just want the best for the city and the team.”