NBA Draft 2017: Eagles' Carson Wentz welcomes Markelle Fultz to Sixers

The Sixers started this whole draft process with the fifth overall selection and ended up moving up to No. 3 with the pick swap from the Sacramento Kings.

IT'S GOT TO BE THE SHOES: When Fultz walks on stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he recommends you check out his feet.

"It's insane, I couldn't ask for anything more, to be able to learn from (Johnson) every day is truly a blessing", Ball said. "Tissot is helping me get started with my (team name) watch".

THEIR TIME TO SHINE: With so much trade speculation about All-Stars such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler, there hasn't been as much focus as usual leading into Thursday on the players who are in the draft.

"Most importantly we're taking the next step, I believe, in formulating a solid young core of players that ultimately will lead to a successful and sustainable product", Colangelo said.

"Where we were and where we are, and the pieces, the real people that you can actually touch, and the three people that we're mostly talking about now in Embiid and Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, the city has to feel fantastic", coach Brett Brown said.

Thursday was a big night for Fultz, who was selected No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Fultz averaged 23.3 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game and 5.9 assists a game in his lone college season.

When the ping-pong balls landed in the 2017 draft lottery, Philadelphia came away with the No. 3 overall pick this year.

In an expected move after the Sixers traded up from three to one with the Boston Celtics, the Sixers finally get their point guard, a guy that has been said to be one of the most revered number one picks in recent memory.

The Los Angeles Lakers had the second pick in the draft and took UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball. "I think I do everything at least decent", Fultz said. "Just want to get on the court". "He just said guys that are my size and are versatile offensively and defensively, it's hard not to play those guys".

"I've been seeing a lot of insane things". A record 14 were taken in the first round of last year's draft and that number should be threatened Thursday.

"In high school I told my trainer Keith I wanted to be the No. 1 player in the country and the No. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that's what I was striving for", Fultz said. The Sacramento Kings have two top-10 picks, while National Basketball Association champion Golden State and runner-up Cleveland have none in the first round.

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