Indiana Pacers Pre-Draft Workouts: Marcus Bagley One-on-One Interview (June 6, 2023)
College: Arizona State
2022-23 Season Stats
Courtesy of Arizona State Athletics
--Has a 6-11 wingspan
--Grandpa is Jumping Joe Caldwell, the highest draft pick in Sun Devil history
--Brother is NBA player Marvin Bagley
--Played in 12 games and started in 11 as an early December and then a mid-February injury had him sidelined
--Averaged 29.1 minutes, 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds and shot .719 from the foul line
--Posted 16 points vs. Rhode Island in season opener and 21 vs. Houston Baptist in third game, as he was averaging 15.6 points through three games and was 9-of-18 from three before getting hurt in fourth game of season at California on Dec. 3
--Went from Dec. 3-Jan. 7 without playing and came back with three straight double-figure scoring games including 19 at Oregon State on Jan. 16.
--Injury had him play only one game (19 minutes at Colorado on March 4) after Jan. 30
GETTING TO KNOW MARCUS
If you could have dinner with anyone from any era, who would it be and where? Aaliyah at Nobu
You have a chance to pick the brain of any coach of any sport for one hour...who is it? Phil Jackson
The most upset you have ever been in a game was: 2019 California State Championship
The happiest you have ever been in a game: NorCal semifinals vs. Dublin High School
What do you like best about your hometown? A lot of things going on and it is never cold outside.
A movie you have watched more than once and will watch again: Like Mike
Past Sun Devil (any sport) you wish you could have watched compete: Joe Caldwell
Favorite song from your favorite artist? Dead Trolls by Youngboy Never Broke Again
What is one of your favorite quotes? "Look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good. You play good, they pay good."
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dishes for sure
What is your favorite form of exercise? Playing Basketball
Who has been the biggest influence on your career? My family
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Met Gala
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Sing
If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be? Kobe Bryant
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Play fighting with my brother and broke the brand new TV.
What story does your family always tell about you? How I almost choked on a grape as an infant and the grape popped out as my cousin was running with me for help.
What's your favorite TV show and why? Martin because there is not one bad episode and it never fails to make me laugh.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it? "PEANUT"
If you had to watch one show for the rest of your life, it would be: Martin
Game/event where you learned the most from? 2019 California State Championship
What is the most important thing that a parent/grandparent taught you? Nothing anybody says, good or bad, makes you who you are.
What is your favorite road trip destination? Vegas or LA
What toppings do you get on your pizza? Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes
Favorite pro athlete you have been around...Marvin Bagley III
Most underrated coach you have been around…Bobby Hurley
Past Sun Devil game/event you wish you would have been there live to see...win vs. #1 Kansas.
Typically, I am in bed and lights are out at...midnight
Last book I read: 48 Laws of Power
What was the first concert you ever attended? J. Cole KOD tour
The most played song on my phone (spotify, ipod, etc.) is: Dead Trollz by Youngboy Never Broke Again
My favorite month: October
Something I have not done, but I will...win a NCAA National Championship
What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas because always has good vibes and I am around the ones I love.
What three words would you use to describe yourself? Genuine, Blessed, Competitive
If you could be on any game show, which show would you choose? Deal or No Deal
What is the most useful app you have downloaded? Zoom
What is your best childhood memory? Basketball with my brother
You have just won the lottery, what is your first purchase? Rolls Royce Phantom
What is your favorite sport to watch? Basketball
What is your favorite food? Pizza
What is your favorite candy? Swedish Fish
What do you miss the most about being a kid? No responsibilities & just having fu n.
One sentence to describe your family: My family is loving, supportive, and motivating.
What is a place that you have always wanted to visit? Bora Bora
My dream job is: NBA Player–––
What is the most exciting game you've been a part of: NorCal semifinals vs. Dublin