What Had Happened Was: 6/23/17
Oh, you didn’t know? We got you.
There’s just something about being from the state of Maryland.
On Thursday night, former Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, became the fourth college freshman in the past 25 years to average more than 22 points per game for a major conference school.
The other three men on that list? Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and Milwaukee Bucks forward Michael Beasley (both taken with the second overall pick) — both of whom, like Fultz, hail from Prince George’s County, Maryland — and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (third overall), a product of Baltimore. As Deadspin laid out earlier this week, other players from Prince George’s County include: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo, Denver Nuggets center Roy Hibbert, Orlando Magic guard Jeff Green and Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson. All of which reaffirms that the kind of talent coming from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) and Baltimore is the cream of the crop.
And not only did the DMV start the night with Fultz as the top pick, the area also closed out the first round when former Villanova guard Josh Hart was taken with the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. The 2016 NCAA champion played at Sidwell Friends School, the same school attended by Malia and Sasha Obama, in Washington D.C., and Wheaton High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Not an accident. Basketball here is just different. All 4 from Maryland; 3 of them from PG County. DMV Basketball > Rest of the Country pic.twitter.com/9OeeoZ92SZ
— Aye B I Got Em (@Baller_315) June 21, 2017
The number #1 pick comes from PG county. Haha we are on a roll! Congrats to the legend Markelle
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 22, 2017
— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksWP) June 19, 2017
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 21, 2017
Josh Hart is going to be one of those guys that in the next two years we'll wonder how he slipped that far. Loved watching him in college.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 23, 2017
Lonzo is staying home!!
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 22, 2017
Adam Silver: "With the 2nd pick in the 2017 #NBADraft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball."
— Aaron Dodson (@aardodson) June 22, 2017
— Tee Grizzley 🐻 (@Tee_Grizzley) June 22, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
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TOP THREE TWEETS
1. VEGANS HAVE ANTED UP
The vegans have launched their first attack on mankind https://t.co/9TcdrSksPb
— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (@faguettte) June 21, 2017
— Ken Rutkowski (@kenradio) June 20, 2017
2. FAKE LOVE
*opens up a bag of chips* pic.twitter.com/HsYz2RvPmV
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) June 22, 2017
3. DON’T FIX IT IF IT AIN’T BROKE
The real question is why does it start to work when it's slapped? https://t.co/PbD1qvVGgR
— Kerubo ❤️ (@slyrie) June 20, 2017
Why do people slap the remote when its not working???
— Wanjiku (@paulynshikoh) June 20, 2017
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) June 22, 2017
⭕️state was great!!!! 💯 pic.twitter.com/HlWtYBXhOu
— Tyreke Smith™ (@T_23_baller) June 17, 2017