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Sixers News: Markelle Fultz claims he was nervous he wasn’t going to be No. 1 pick

August 11th, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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Everybody in the world knew Markelle Fultz was going to be the No. 1 pick in the draft once the Sixers moved up two slots in the draft to get him. Everyone, that is, except for Markelle Fultz.

The top selection in the 2017 NBA Draft got together with the rest of his class for a big photo shoot, and he was kind enough to lend a few minutes to’s Lang Whitaker, who grilled Fultz on Chik-Fil-A, Sixers group texts, and playing alongside Ben Simmons. He also told Whitaker that until Silver called his name, he wasn’t convinced he would be the top pick.

“I didn’t [know], I was kind of nervous, because there’s always been times when you see draft boards say No. 1 pick, and next thing you know somebody else gets it,” said Fultz. “So I didn’t believe anybody until I really …

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Tags: August 11, 2017, Markelle Fultz, NBA Draft, The Sixers already have beef with Lonzo Ball.

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