NBA Draft Prospect Markelle Fultz on Sixers: ‘I Can See It Happening'

No Joel Embiid. No Ben Simmons. Barely any Dario Saric.

Still, Markelle Fultz loved what he saw in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

The NBA prospect out of Washington unexpectedly took in the Sixers-Nets game at the Wells Fargo Center and enjoyed the scene.

Fultz, a projected top-five pick -- and possibly No. 1 overall -- for June's NBA draft, walked out of the Wells Fargo Center tunnel and wouldn't mind doing it again.

"Oh, man, I can see it happening," he said in an interview with CSNPhilly's John Clark. "I think it would be a great atmosphere, so it would be cool."

So, what brought him to the Sixers' 141-118 blowout loss?

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"Just show some support," he said. "I might have a chance to go here, so I just wanted to come out and see how the play, stuff like that, the atmosphere.

"I think they play well together, they've got good chemistry and they're young."

Fultz is a do-it-all guard with an NBA body. He's 6-foot-4, 195 pounds and is known for his multifaceted game, which he displayed in one season with the Huskies. Despite Washington finishing 9-22 overall and 2-16 in the Pac-12, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 41.3 percent from three.

Is he the first overall selection?

"No doubt, no doubt," Fultz said. "I believe I'm going to be the No. 1 pick, I think I've put enough work in to do that."

The Sixers, of course, could pick from anywhere between No. 1 and where they are now, which is fifth (more context on that here). They could also use guard help alongside Simmons, who is expected to play point guard when healthy and ready to suit up in the future.

Fultz, an Upper Marlboro, Maryland native, said he's a humble guy. Working hard is clearly part of the package considering he's gone from playing junior varsity as a high school sophomore to potential No. 1 overall NBA draft pick.

Asked if he trusts the process, Fultz said: "Always."

"Anybody who knows me knows that I've been through a lot in my life," he said, "and I always trust the process."

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