+ Scoring Ability
+Great size for a point guard
+Plays at a great pace/ Patient
+Hesitation Pull Up Jumper
+Making moves in traffic
+Scores on 3 levels
+Excellent using ball screens
POSITION: POINT GUARD/SHOOTING GUARD
SCHOOL/TEAM: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
NBA COMPARISON: BRANDON ROY
*Great size and length for today's point guard
*Good athlete with a high motor
*Aggressive driver off the PNR who can rack up FTAs
*Has a craftiness to his handle that many of the recent PGs with his size lack
*Good first step and a nice spin move he uses in the paint
*Good at finding room in traffic to get his shot off in the paint even as teams pack the lane
*Uses his length to finish from awkward angles, which leads him to take a few more acrobatic shots than I'd like but he's often fouled in the attempt
*Finds shooters crosscourt coming off the PNR and mostly puts the ball on target
*Shows good timing and touch on the pick and pop passes he's thrown
*Has had some trouble developing chemistry with his PNR rollers but that has more to do with his bigs.
*When the opportunity presents, he's shown solid vision and the ability to deliver the pass
*Has a tendency to drive towards the baseline without much of a plan.
*If the defense doesn't bail him out with a foul, this causes quite a few of his turnovers
*Strong finisher in transition who can also find shooters filling the lanes
*Looks really fluid shooting off the dribble
*Very comfortable with the pull up college three whether off the PNR or a step back
*Hasn't shown much from NBA range yet in NCAA games
*Most of his midrange attempts are tough, contested shots.
*Decent as a spot up shooter but seems to prefer catching and shooting on the move as opposed to standstill shots.
*He needs rhythm
*Does a good job following up his own shot to get offensive rebounds
*Rebounds well for his size and likes to get the break started
*Finds the big quickly for outlets and pushes the ball up court quickly to get into the Huskies offense
*Responded to his only real off shooting night by focusing on getting his teammates involved and filling up the boxscore
*Has the size, length and athleticism to guard both guard spots and be a really good defender if he commits to it
*Doesn't use his athleticism to pressure the ball but prefers to use his length to hang back and still contest
*Does a pretty good job positioning himself off ball as a help defender but can get caught ball watching
*Good at fighting through off ball screens and staying within range to bother shooters with his length
*Good timing on his contests.
*Has blocked a shot in each of his games
*Dies on the screen too often as a PNR defender.
*He's easily screened and he also has a tendency to try to fight under screens, even against solid shooters which completely take him out of the play
KHAIRI AKILI - DECEMBER 5, 2016
Markelle Fultz looks like a franchise cornerstone. He's long, crafty, slithery, athletic- he has it all physically. He's already snaking pick and rolls. He's probably one of a handful of guys in college that can score at all three levels. He rebounds and his either getting fouled or getting a bucket in transition. I like that he's at Washington because he's learning how to carry a team already.
There isn't much to dislike about Fultz but he can over penetrate and be careless at times with the ball. He's a good playmaker but at UW he forces a lot of shots due to being the best player on his team. His jump shot needs a lot of reps.
Very good athlete
Decent pinch post game
Scores at three levels in the pick and roll
Careless at times
Must improve as a shooter
Out of control going to the basket
Continue to work on jumper
JAMES BARLOWE - JANUARY 2, 2017