About Marvin Bagley III
Marvin Bagley is a gifted offensive big man with great scoring instincts who took the college game by storm during his freshman year under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke averaging a double-double while ranking among the most efficient offensive players in the country. Considered the consensus top recruit in the high school class of 2017 after reclassifying late in last year’s recruiting cycle from the class of 2018, Bagley measured up to his advanced billing averaging 21 points and 11.1 rebounds per game leading Duke to the Elite Eight, earning ACC Player of the Year honors, and garnering a spot on the 2018 Consensus All-America First Team.
His grandfather, Joe Caldwell, was a two-time NBA and two-time ABA All-Star whose number is retired at Arizona State.
- Listed at 6’11 with a 234-pound frame this season. Has terrific size for a power forward and good length to go along with a lanky frame that continues to fill out nicely. Gets up and down the floor effortlessly and has an exceptionally quick second jump that allows him to make an impact around the rim, particularly on the offensive end.
- Played a significant offensive role at Duke alongside a host of other 2018 NBA Draft prospects. Manned the power forward spot alongside Wendell Carter, but also played some center in certain lineups as well. Did most of his damage offensively as a finisher, but also created a significant portion of his shots himself in post up or isolation situations. Excelled scoring the ball inside at the college level thanks to his impressive tools, touch, and scoring instincts, but also showed some potential as a jump shooter and finished the year ranked 5th in the NCAA in scoring efficiency among high volume, power conference players and 10th overall.
- Has good tools for the defensive end and allowed only 0.480 points per one-on-one possession [94th percentile]. Able to hold his own defending on the ball when dialed in. Blocked some shots by virtue of his size and athleticism, but instincts away from the ball and ability to be a consistent factor around the rim are a work in progress. Has a lot of room to grow in terms of awareness, which is not surprising given he would have been just a senior in high school last season.