PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What do you do when your shot is shot? The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly turned to virtual reality goggles to help their prized NBA draft pick who has not played a game since October.
According to a Bleacher Report article, citing Sixers beat reporter Kyle Neubeck, who credits sources, Maryland native and University of Washington standout guard Markelle Fultz is using VR goggles to get that old thing back–that thing that made him such a prolific scorer on his way to being drafted No. 1 overall in last year’s draft.
The idea is to get Fultz to recall and visualize his normal shooting stroke until it becomes second nature again, according to Neubeck’s report.
The 19-year-old Fultz has not been the same since observers noticed a hitch in his shot during the Sixers’ Blue and White inner-squad scrimmage before the start of the season.
He was shutdown after just four games of play when a shoulder injury was discovered, according to Bryan Colangelo, the team’s president of basketball of operations. Since then, Fultz has continued shooting drills as part of his re-integration program.
Fultz joins a number of the Sixers’ recent top draft picks who have not seen their rookie season all the way through.