An early entrant candidate selected in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings after his freshman season at Duke ... Signed a contract with Sacramento (7/1/18)... Named to the 2018-19 All-Rookie First Team ... Selected to compete in the 2019 Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars Challenge for the U.S. Team.
(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 ... 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 win 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 vs. 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 vs. 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 and went on to play professionally for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League ... Has two brothers, Marcus and Martray ... His brother, Marcus, committed to Arizona State University to play basketball ... His grandfather, Joe Caldwell, played six seasons in the National Basketball Association from 1964-70 and five seasons in the American Basketball Association from (1970-75) and is one of 20 players to make an All-Star team in both the NBA and ABA ... Caldwell was also a member of the United States Olympic basketball team that brought the gold medal home from the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan ... Loves to write and record music ... While living in Los Angeles, he volunteered at Hoops with Heart, a non-profit benefiting underprivileged youth.