Markelle Fultz's young NBA career has gotten off to an interrupted start as injuries have limited him to just 33 games in two seasons.
At just 21-years-old, Fultz is still scratching the surface of his NBA potential and despite the pressure of living up to the hype of a no.1 draft pick, he stays grounded in the path that led him to the league, hoping to inspire the next generation of kids looking up to him.
During the off-season, Fultz hosted his first-ever basketball camp at his alma mater DeMatha Catholic High School, sharing his love for the game, with a group of campers from the neighbourhood.
"The game of basketball to me is a beautiful thing. To me it's happiness, it's a connection to a lot of people," Fultz told CloseUp360.
"I can't really describe it in one word or anything like that, but it's just like a love to me, almost like the love of my life, because basketball is one of the most beautiful things I've seen since I was young. I think I always fell in love with dribbling and shooting and it just brings joy."
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"The biggest takeaway I want for them to have is live with no fear, set a goal for themselves and don't let anybody change that goal or tell them that they can't do it."
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