The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft etched his name into the record books on Wednesday night.
Sixers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz, who played in only his 14th game of the season on Wednesday, posted a veteran-like stat line in the 130-95 blowout win over the Bucks. Fultz recorded a triple-double, as he scored 13 points, hauled in 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists.
Not only that, Fultz broke Lonzo Ball’s record, and became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double.
Fultz’s teammates had a great reaction to him muscling away a rebound with roughly a minute remaining in the game, which was his 10th, giving him the triple-double.
The most impressive thing about Fultz’s feat is that he played only 25 minutes in the game, yet was extremely efficient during his time on the court. As such, he had a plus-minus of +18, which showed how valuable he was to his team.
Fultz still doesn’t appear to be 100 percent healthy, but he’s getting there. This impressive performance should help boost his confidence heading into the playoffs.