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Watch: Markelle Fultz incredibly sinks multiple one-handed backward half-court shots

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If this year's NBA draft class lives up to its potential, it could be one of the best the league has ever seen. 

Some are already comparing this rookie class to that of 2003 which featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, who are all future Hall of Famers. 

The talent that is set to be unleashed on the league next season may not be on the level that those players were at that time, but they will certainly be worth watching. 

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, De'Aaron Fox and Dennis Smith Jr. are just a handful of the names that fans are looking forward to seeing after they shone in the Summer League. 

All the rookies came together for a photo shoot for the Panini Rookie Card on Friday and it was the number one pick that stole the show with a moment of brilliance. 

We already knew that Philadelphia 76rs point guard Fultz was a skilled basketball player, but he showed off something special during the photo shoot that we maybe didn't know he had in his arsenal.

The 19-year-old Washington University product sank not one, not two, but three backward half-court shots and luckily for us, each one was captured by the cameras present. 

With each shot, Fultz went further back but still managed to nail all three attempts despite the degree of difficulty involved in each one. 

It's tough for most people to make a half-court shot whilst facing the rim, but somehow Fultz made three with his back to the basket which is seriously impressive. 

These clips will certainly have the 76ers fans trusting the process and believing anything is possible. 

But the youngster will have higher aspirations going into next season and luckily for Philly, he seems to have recovered fully from the ankle injury he suffered in the Summer League which ruled him out for the remainder of that tournament. 

Fultz will be part of an exciting young core in Philadelphia that will have ambitions to make the playoffs next year. 

Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers

With a healthy Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and the addition of veteran sharpshooter J.J. Redick, the Sixers have a roster capable of securing a top eight spot in the east after some significant departures in the conference. 

With Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Paul Millsap leaving the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks respectively, the 76ers fans cannot be blamed for thinking they are primed to make a return to the postseason at the expense of one of those teams. 

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