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June 22, 2017

Sixers pick Markelle Fultz flashes shoes made of basketballs, sentimental suit on draft night

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What to wear when you know you're the all-but-certain first pick in the NBA draft?

Shoes made of basketballs, of course.

Markelle Fultz made a shoe statement Thursday night when the Sixers drafted the former University of Washington star with the No. 1 overall pick at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Along with the nifty footwear, Fultz also flashed the inside of his custom-made suit for ESPN viewers in an interview after his selection.

The inside of the gray suit has about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan, F2G, which means "Faithful to the Grind."

The pictures capture or symbolize what means the most to him, Fultz said.

The Sixers confirmed on Thursday what we all knew for the better part of a week – that they put together a draft-pick package around their No. 3 pick in the draft to the Boston Celtics for the opportunity to take Fultz with the No. 1 selection.

After the Los Angeles Lakers snagged UCLA standout Lonzo Ball with the second pick, the Celtics took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3.