1. Boston Celtics Select Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington
Fultz's stock as the projected No. 1 pick
didn't slip when he sat out six games over the last month of the season, so missing the NCAA tournament shouldn't bump him from the top spot.
In what turned out to be the fourth-worst season in UW history
, the talented freshman still found a way to shine with little help around him, averaging 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes per contest. He's dangerously efficient in the pick-and-roll
, he can get to the hoop at will and finish in creative ways, he can shoot, he can distribute and he has the athleticism-length combo to be a difference-maker on the defensive end.
While Boston already has a somewhat crowded backcourt, an all-Husky backcourt of Fultz and Isaiah Thomas is too potentially great to pass up. (Getty)