On Wednesday night, Markelle Fultz became the youngest NBA player ever to record a triple-double.

A Philadelphia rookie earned a triple-double on the final night of the regular season, and it wasn’t Ben Simmons.

Markelle Fultz, the No1 overall pick from last year’s draft, achieved the feat with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers’ 130-95 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night. In doing so, the 19-year-old guard became the youngest in NBA history to log a triple-double. Fultz broke the previous record, set by Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, by 63 days.

Youngest NBA Players to Record Triple-Doubles

Markelle Fultz (76ers) 19 years, 317 days

Lonzo Ball (Lakers) 20 years, 15 days

LeBron James (Cavaliers) 20 years, 20 days

Dennis Smith Jr (Mavericks) 20 years, 34 days

Lamar Odom (Clippers) 20 years, 65 days

John Wall (Wizards) 20 years, 65 days

Magic Johnson (Lakers) 20 years, 75 days

Fultz has successfully returned from the shoulder injury that kept him out 68 games this season, averaging 7.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 17.7 minutes per contest since rejoining the team on March 26.

The 76ers, who earned the No 3 seed and will face in the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, enter the postseason on a franchise-record 16-game winning streak.

Courtesy: NBA.com


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