Former Washington guard Markelle Fultz’s inaugural season has been marred by a shoulder injury.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft has only appeared in four games this season due to a shoulder injury that has consequently affected his ability to shoot a basketball. Fultz is learning how to shoot a basketball all over again.
To aid Fultz’s progress the Philadelphia 76ers have equipped him with VR goggles. According to Kyle Neubeck of Phillyvoice.com, the 76ers want him to: “visualize the mechanics he’ll use in a game, to remember how easy it once was for him to rise up with the ball and shoot from anywhere on the court, and to be able to do so without the glare of the cameras or other people around him.”
Fultz’s much-maligned shooting stroke has been well publicized. Most due to injury, his rookie season has been a disappointment. He averaged an ominous 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in four games this year. Nevertheless, the Sixers are trusting the process with their No. 1 draft pick.
Based off the videos below it’s still a work in progress.
Fultz from the line pic.twitter.com/Yl1D66ZyfR
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) January 24, 2018
Man, I feel terrible for Fultz. pic.twitter.com/mzqX8GPfr7
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) February 10, 2018