5-star SG Markelle Fultz commits to Washington

Class of 2016 five-star shooting guard Markelle Fultz, out of Maryland’s DeMatha Catholic High School, near Washington, DC, has committed to the Washington Huskies. Christian Caple of the Tacoma News-Tribune reported Fultz’s decision on Twitter.

Standing 6-foot-5, 180 pounds, Fultz is a strong scorer and finisher who should make an immediate impact playing for head coach Lorenzo Romar’s Huskies. On top of Washington, Fultz had also received offers from a number of schools including Arizona, UConn, Louisville, Kansas, N.C. State and Xavier, plus many others.

He now heads to a Washington squad that has gone 270-159 (132-102 Pac-12) in 13 seasons under Romar, but has not made the NCAA Tournament each of the past four seasons.

Fortunately, Washington has a strong recruiting class coming in this season, led by 2-guard Dejounte Murray, and should improve its standing in the conference for the 2015-16 campaign. Throw in Fultz’s arrival next season, and the balance of power in the Pac-12 could soon shift in the Huskies’ favor.

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