No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

Whether or not you believe there’s a Markelle Fultz to be found, the 2018 draft class could be of similar influence to trends in the National Basketball Association. Fultz is an dynamic scorer who averaged 23.2 PPG for the Huskies.The draft has already included a major trade involving the Bulls and Timberwolves.Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in his only season of USA college basketball at Arizona. The Bulls are sending three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick.The Philadelphia 76ers took Fultz with the No. 1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, with the point guards from the Pac-12 Conference beginning a run of seven straight freshmen – followed by Duke’s Jayson Tatum (Boston), Kansas’ Josh Jackson (Phoenix), Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento), Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac (Orlando) and Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen (Chicago via Minnesota).Unlike 10 or even 15 years ago, things can be found out on social media with lightning speed and that was very evident last night during the NBA Draft.”In high school I told my trainer Keith I wanted to be the No. 1 player in the country and the No. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that’s what I was striving for”, Fultz said.Now Fultz officially is a member of the 76ers and the latest young piece in a rebuilding plan dubbed by former GM Sam Hinkie as “the process”.While the primary exercise may be to evaluate the players who were selected, it’s also time to welcome the next era of NBA Draft prospects.That young core of talent is expected to provide a base to rebuild the team and if Fultz, Simmons and Embiid can stay healthy they could evolve into a solid big three.The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. Simmons injured his foot in training camp and never played while the Sixers improved their win total by 18 games to 28.Ball was projected to be picked by the Lakers’ new front office of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.When Fultz was cut from the high school team, the Celtics recently acquired the pick from the Brooklyn Nets in July 2013. In his only season in college, Jackson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds.