June 14, 2017, 1:44 pm
Brad Stevens checked in with Markelle Fultz’s high school guidance counselor to see how he learns.
“(Brad) was so interested in how Markelle learns, and I just thought that was an amazing concept for a coach to be interested in and concerned about,” said Joan Phalen. This type of inquiry isn’t just limited to Stevens but it does underscore the shift in old school thinking to new school attitudes about how the mind works and how that relates to physical performance, in particular within a team sport. Defensive concerns aside, Fultz will be able to fit in with Boston and he’s still the favorite to go No. 1 overall.