What do Markelle Fultz, the No.1 pick of the NBA draft, and Kevin Durant, newly crowned NBA champion, have in common?
They’re both from Prince George’s County.
Fultz starred at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville then attended the University of Washington for one year. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night. He joins a young team with a ton of potential.
As the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg points out, Fultz is Dematha’s 23rd NBA daft pick.
Kevin Durant…is…Kevin Durant. A beast, an NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP.
Durant and Fultz two are just a small portion of the total amount of players from Prince George’s County who have played in the NBA. Let’s take a took:
- Kevin Durant– Fort Washington
- Jarrett Jack– Fort Washington
- Jeff Green– Cheverly
- Roy Hibbert–Adelphi
- Markelle Fultz– Upper Marlboro
- Ty Lawson– Clinton
- Michael Beasley– Cheverly
- Delonte West– Greenbelt
It’s also important to note that NBA superstar, Carmelo Anthony, is from Baltimore. So if you extend the list to the DMV, it’ll only grow. But who’s counting? (We are.)
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