Marvin Bagley has been heralded as arguably, to some undoubtedly, the best high school recruit since the likes of Anthony Davis waltzed on to Kentucky. A center listed at 7-feet with a variable skill set unlike anything we have ever seen from the position, Bagley has had the entire basketball world waiting and waiting for his impeccable talent to come into the national spotlight.
He was the consensus top overall recruit in the high school class of 2018. However, due to academic eligibility issues occurring because of his move from his hometown in Arizona all the way to California, Marvin Bagley is a year older than anybody else in the class. Now, because of this, Bagley is re-classifying to the class of 2017 and will be held to the eyes of the college basketball public sooner than anybody could have hoped for.
Marvin Bagley, on the late night edition of SportsCenter, announced to the world that he will be playing college basketball at Duke University.
And Marvin Bagley III will be attending… Oh wait nevermind, we have to watch random baseball highlights first!! pic.twitter.com/c6HMBPyTFn
— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) August 15, 2017
Marvin Bagley now reigns as the new face of college basketball for the 2017-2018 collegiate season. The top of the 2018 NBA Draft has gotten tremendously deeper, as Bagley joins the likes of Michael Porter Jr. and international phenom Luka Doncic atop the class of draft prospects.
Duke instantly becomes one of the top, if not undoubtedly the top team in all of college basketball as well. With an unbelievable recruiting class now consisting of Bagley, Gary Trent Jr., Wendell Carter, and Trevon Duval Duke now look to be in the fold for yet another national championship.
Check out some of Bagley’s game, courtesy of Overtime.
Marvin Bagley, as previously mentioned, is an unbelievable talent at the center position. He owns the skills of a big man, with outstanding physical attributes. He can body around the rim, attack face up, post-up and play low block, has the makings of an outstanding rim protector and is a beast on the boards.
On the other hand, Bagley has shown the capability to handle the ball, be a passing playmaker and even knock down three point shots. To say the least, it is hard to find anything that Marvin Bagley cannot do. Be ready, because the future of the basketball world is right here, right now.