"By adding a player of Markelle's caliber to our promising roster, we believe we're incredibly well positioned for the future," team owner Josh Harris said. "This is a tremendous night for the Sixers and our great fans."
"I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft," 76ers managing general partner Josh Harris said. "This pick provides us a tremendous opportunity to add another foundational player to our promising core."