Hanlen Releases Unseen Footage of Fultz’s Shot Transformation
One of the biggest factors that will play into whether the Sixers' offseason can be deemed a success or not is based on an internal talent. 2017 first-round pick Markelle Fultz has been working out with NBA skills coach Drew Hanlen after a season that saw him miss 60+ games due to a shoulder injury and a case of the yips.
To this point, we've only gotten to see videos of Fultz dunking and his ball-handling, but Hanlen released a more in-depth look into Fultz's progress on YouTube. Hanlen teases Fultz's jump shot transformation without actually showing his form. What is shown is that the former Washington product is in the gym with Hanlen three times a day, working hard to regain the reputation he had leading into last year's draft. In the below video, Fultz's segments can be found at the following times: 5:53, 6:28 and 9:19.
Fultz isn't the only Sixer working with Hanlen. Joel Embiid has been on of Hanlen's clients for a while now and he's featured in the video as well, going one-on-one with Boston's Jayson Tatum and Magic rookie, Mo Bamba. The 3:35 mark is the start of Embiid/Tatum/Bamba segment. Embiid's trash talk is still top-of-the-line against both Tatum and Bamba. If you are one of the fans that regrets trading up for Fultz and not drafting Tatum, perhaps you should skip that part.
Brandon Apter is a contributor to 97.3 ESPN and managing editor at SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23.