Markelle Fultz’s tumultuous rookie season that’s been plagued by injuries and problems with his shot mechanics just saw its brightest moment on Wednesday night.
Fultz, the former Washington Huskies star point guard who’s working his way into the Philadelphia 76ers rotation, had a triple-double against the Milwaukee Bucks with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
After Fultz recorded his 10th rebound, the 76ers mobbed the No. 1 overall pick.
Markelle Fultz becoming the youngest player to ever record a triple-double is great, but the team’s celebration is even better ❤️pic.twitter.com/4IgBKLnvvt
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 12, 2018
Fultz became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, breaking Lonzo Ball’s record.
Markelle Fultz becomes the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double (19 years and 317 days), passing Lonzo Ball who accomplished it earlier this season.
Before this season, the youngest player to ever record a triple-double was a man by the name of LeBron James pic.twitter.com/m1ax4ASsrF
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 12, 2018
The 130-95 win for the 76ers is the team’s 16th in a row and secures their matchup with the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs.