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Class of 2016 5-Star Recruit Markelle Fultz Commits to Washington

Appearing on ESPNU, while taking part in Under Armour’s Elite 24 events in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, five-star guard Markelle Fultz announced that he has verbally committed to Washington.

This is a big coup for Lorenzo Romar and company, as Fultz will now join New Zealand star Sam Timmins in the Huskies’ 2016 recruiting class.

Fultz has just off-the-charts athleticism, as he can get to rim with ease and drill jumpers effectively as well. He can excel at both guard spots.

The 6’4”, 170-pound combo guard from Hyattsville, Maryland (while prepping at legendary DeMatha Catholic High School) is viewed almost universally as a five-star prospect. 247 Sports has him rated as a five-star prospect and the 19th best player (fourth best combo guard) in the 2016 class.

I got a chance to scout and talk to Fultz when he was playing in Under Armour’s AAU event in Ardsley, New York back in May. The recruitment process was weighing on him at the time:

“It’s hard to say, all of them are doing a great job,” said Fultz on which schools are recruiting him the hardest. Fultz mentioned Louisville, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Arizona as some schools showing him love.

Fultz chose Washington after officially visiting Louisville and Arizona, while also having interest in Kentucky.

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