Washington’s Markelle Fultz declares for NBA draft

0:58 | College Basketball
Warren Buffett adds new twists to his million-dollar NCAA tournament challenge
Friday March 10th, 2017

Washington guard and projected No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz has declared for the NBA draft.

Fultz made the announcement Friday on Twitter. His decision comes as no surprise.

The 6'5" point guard is widely expected to be picked first in the upcoming draft, considered a strong all-around player with potential for long-term stardom.

The Huskies struggled in Fultz’s lone season, finishing 9–22 and bowing out with a loss to USC in the Pac-12 tournament.

Fultz has not played since Feb. 18 with an injured ankle.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.