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Meet UConn's Newcomers: Josh Carlton Emerges From Beneath Markelle Fultz's Wing

Meet UConn's Newcomers: Josh Carlton Emerges From Beneath Markelle Fultz's Wing

When Josh Carlton looks up at the long line of NBA Lottery Picks on the wall at Gampel Pavilion, it's inspiring, but not an entirely new experience.

At DeMatha High, he looked up to a Lottery Pick, Markelle Fultz, in the flesh.

"When I got to DeMatha, he really helped me out a lot," said Carlton, incoming freshman and one of eight newcomers in the UConn men's basketball program. "He's a guy I can really call a friend. I was struggling to try to make the switch from a public school to a private school, a Catholic school, all boys. He really helped me out a lot. He's a good guy that I can really call a friend."

Fultz, a year ahead of Carlton, went to...

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