For rookie Markelle Fultz, “trust the process” isn’t just a catchphrase, but a way of life during his short stint in the City of Brotherly Love, finding himself at the very center of that hope just about everywhere he goes.

“You can be in McDonald’s. You can be walking down the street and you’re going to hear that,” Fultz told Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly after throwing the first pitch at a Philadelphia Phillies game on Monday.

The top overall pick of this year’s draft is largely seen as the missing piece in an equation many years (and injuries) in the process, as fans avidly look to see some results in the near future with the talents of center Joel Embiid and soon-to-debut rookie Ben Simmons, who sat out his first season with an injury.

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Yet Fultz wasn’t just a common lottery pick as the Sixers are accustomed to getting, but one they actually traded asset for to get, making the spotlight that much brighter on the 19-year-old to perform up to expectations.

After having his ankle cut his Summer League stint short, he assured he’ll be ready to go for the start of the season.

“My ankle is doing a lot better. I’ll be fine.”