Feel Good Story Of The Season – Markelle Fultz Is Back!

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Feel Good Story Of The Season – Markelle Fultz Is Back!

 

2017’s number one draft pick, Markelle Fultz’s saga is still pretty strange and controversial.

At the beginning of said rookie season, Fultz played through a shoulder injury that apparently caused him to forget how to shoot. All we know is that Fultz did not shoot weirdly in college, but does now.

But no doctor was really able to diagnose an injury, or a cause for the shooting woes and possible pain Fultz was experiencing.

Then, after plenty of unsuccessful doctor appointments, Fultz finally was able to find out the reason for his shooting woes. He was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, (TOS), a physical injury. TOS affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely shoot a basketball.

But the Philadelphia 76ers’ win now mentality did not give them the time to wait on Fultz, and the franchise traded their former No. 1 pick to the Orlando Magic, before last season’s trade deadline.

Fultz was finally given a fresh start and has taken full advantage of it. After a decent start, Fultz was inserted into the Magic’s starting five and he’s been heating up ever since.

Over his last seven games Markelle has averaged 15.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals, with very impressive percentages, 51.1% from the field, and 77.3% from the line.

During last night’s game against the Wizards, Fultz scored a career high 20 points. Safe to say that Orlando is very happy with his improvement. Markelle Fultz is back!

 

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