Marvin Bagley III

Marvin Bagley III


POS: Forward

HT: 6-11

WT: 234

DOB: 3/14/99

College: Duke

Years: Rookie

Drafted: 2018

2nd overall - Sacramento


  • An early-entrant candidate selected as a freshman out of Duke with the second overall pick by Sacramento in the 2018 NBA Draft
  • Signed a contract with Sacramento (7/1/18).


  • The highest selected pick by the franchise since the team drafted Pervis Ellison with the top overall pick in the 1989 Draft
  • Just the third player chosen second overall by the franchise as the Kansas City Kings used the No. 2 pick on Otis Birdsong (1977) and Phil Ford (1978) in consecutive years
  • First player taken by Sacramento after winning the ACC Player of the year in the previous season since drafting Ford in 1978
  • Second straight draft where the Kings selected or acquired a player’s rights out of Duke for the first time in the Sac-Era
  • In franchise history, the Kings have drafted four other players out of Duke University with Jim Newcombe being the first after the Cincinnati Royals drafted him in the 14th round with the 84th overall pick in the 1958 NBA Draft
  • Bobby Hurley was the most recent Blue Devil taken by the Kings on draft night with the seventh pick in the 1993 NBA Draft as current teammate Harry Giles’ drights were received in a trade

COLLEGE (Duke 2017-18)

  • A consensus First Team All-American after he averaged 21.0 ppg (.614 FG%, .397 3pt%, .627 FT%), 11.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.9 bpg and 33.9 mpg in 33 games (32 starts) in his lone season as a Blue Devil d
  • Led the ACC in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage becoming only the third player in ACC history to lead in all three categories since Tim Duncan at Wake Forest (1996-97) and Horace Grant at Clemson (1986-87), as he was the only freshman amongst the trio
  • Just the second player in conference history who was awarded ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season
  • Selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as Freshman of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year
  • An All-ACC Academic Team member
  • Entrenched himself in the freshman record books at Duke as he set the records for total points (946), scoring average, total rebounds (366), rebounding average, double-doubles (22), 30-point game (seven) and 20-and-10 games (12)
  • All seven of his 30-point outings were met with 10-plus rebounds
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Snagged 15 rebounds to go with a career-high 34 points (12-19 FG, 1-2 3pt, 9-13 FT) in a won over Texas (11/24/17)
  • Notched 30 points (10-20 FG, 1-2 3pt, 9-10 FT)and 15 boards in a win against Florida (11/26/17)
  • Had a monster 32-point and career-best 21-rebound performance as he went 13-for-17 from the field in a won versus Florida State (12/30/17)
  • Knocked down 13 shots on 18 tries for 30 points as he added 14 rebounds versus Virginia (1/27/18)
  • Totaled 33 points (15-23 FG, 2-3 3pt, 1-4 FT) and 17 rebounds in a win versus Notre Dame (3/8/18).


  • Born Marvin Bagley III on Mar. 14, 1999
  • Son of Marvin Bagley Jr. and Tracy Bagley
  • As a native of Durham, N.C. his father played college football at North Carolina A&T
  • Has two brothers, Marcus and Martray
  • Loves to write and record music
  • Played one season of high school basketball with the 2018 No. 1 pick, Deandre Ayton during 2015-16
  • While living in Los Angeles, he volunteered at Hoops with Hear, a non-profit benefitting underprivileged youth.

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