The DeMatha Catholic star guard is the sixth Washington Huskies men's basketball signee to play in the prestigious game in the past 10 years.
For the sixth time in the last 10 years, Washington has a McDonald’s All-American.
Markelle Fultz, the Huskies’ signee, was one of the nation’s top 24 high school basketball players selected to play in the prestigious game.
The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard at DeMatha Catholic in Upper Marlboro, Md., will play for the East team in the March 30 game played at the United Center in Chicago.
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“That moment [when I found out I was a McDonald’s All-American] was unbelievable for me,” Fultz said during ESPNU’s selection show Sunday. “To be surrounded by my teammates who have helped me workout every day in practice, was just really unbelievable and such a great feeling.”
Fultz is a five-star recruit who is ranked seventh by Scout.com and 12th by ESPN. He’s the headliner in Washington’s two-man 2016 class that includes New Zealand center Sam Timmins, who enrolled at UW in January and is redshirting this season.
While sitting next to McDonald’s All-American Lonzo Ball, a 6-5 guard from Chino Hills, Calif. who will play at UCLA, Fultz talked about playing at Washington next season.
“I think it should be great,” Fultz said. “Great competition and we’re getting ready for it now. I think it should be good”
Fultz is the sixth McDonald’s All-American to sign with the Huskies during coach Lorenzo Romar’s tenure joining Jon Brockman (2005), Martell Webster (2005), Spencer Hawes (2006), Abdul Gaddy (2009) and Nigel Williams-Goss (2013).