Marvin Bagley III
Bagley playing for Duke University in 2018
|No. 35 – Sacramento Kings|
|Born||March 14, 1999|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and was a 2018 Consensus All-American. He was selected with the second overall pick by the Kings in the 2018 NBA draft.
High school career
Bagley attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona as a freshman and Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, Arizona as a sophomore. During that sophomore year, he was teammates with future #1 pick Deandre Ayton. In 2016, he transferred to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California. He was ruled ineligible to play his first year at Sierra Canyon due to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules. That ruling would help play a factor into reclassifying his senior year of high school up a year early. In his last season for Sierra Canyon, he averaged 24.9 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game. He would be named for the All-USA Today First-team in 2017.
Bagley was rated as a five-star recruit throughout his high school career and was formerly ranked as the top player in the 2018 class before his reclassification. His first college basketball scholarship came from Northern Arizona University when he was 14.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Marvin Bagley III
|Tempe, AZ||Sierra Canyon School (CA)||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)||220 lb (100 kg)||Aug 14, 2017|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 98|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 Rivals: 2 ESPN: 1|
Before beginning what would have been considered his senior year of high school, Bagley would reclassify himself into the Class of 2017 instead, thus allowing him to enter the 2018 NBA draft as an early entry in the collegiate level. On August 14, 2017, he announced that he successfully reclassified himself as a graduate from Sierra Canyon and is eligible to play college basketball for Duke University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. While he is still a member of the Class of 2018 for Sierra Canyon, he filed for reclassification, which made him eligible for NCAA play. He graduated from Sierra Canyon on September 1, 2017 and made his way onto Duke's campus after finishing up his high school academics a week later. Bagley would make his Duke debut on November 10, 2017, recording 25 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Elon University.
On November 24, Bagley recorded 34 points and a freshman record 15 rebounds for Duke as they defeated the Texas Longhorns 85–78 in overtime. He tied the freshman record in rebounds recorded 4 days later in their next game and scored 30 points in an 87–84 win over the Florida Gators. It would be the first time a Duke player would record such numbers for the team since the 1960s. On December 30, Bagley recorded 32 points and a record-high 21 rebounds in a 100–93 win over the Florida State Seminoles. With the 30 points and 11 rebounds Bagley III recorded on an 89–71 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on January 13, 2018, he became the ACC's newest record holder for most 30 point, 10 rebound double-doubles for a season. At the end of the regular season, Bagley was named both the ACC's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, as well as become a member of the All-ACC first team. He was also named a consensus member of the All-American First-Team throughout multiple organizations. In addition to that, Bagley joined DeAndre Ayton and Trae Young to record the most freshmen players to join the consensus All-American First-Team in a season.
Sacramento Kings (2018–present)
On June 21, 2018, Bagley was selected with the second overall in the 2018 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, behind his former high school teammate Deandre Ayton. On July 1, 2018, he officially signed a rookie scale contract with the Kings. Bagley made his professional debut with Sacramento on October 17, 2018. That night, he recorded 6 points and 5 rebounds in only 12 minutes of action coming off the bench in a 123–117 loss to the Utah Jazz. In his next game two days later, Bagley recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks in a 149–129 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On November 24, Bagley recorded a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds while coming off the bench in a 117–116 loss to the Golden State Warriors. During their second match against Golden State on December 14, Bagley sprained his left knee, which sidelined him for 11 games.
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Bagley has two younger brothers: Marcus (currently a high school junior) and 8-year-old Martay. His father, Marvin Jr., previously played college football at North Carolina A&T, as well as with the Arizona Rattlers professionally. His father met his wife, Tracy Caldwell, while Marvin Jr. was playing with the Rattlers in the Arena Football League. Marvin Jr. currently coaches AAU basketball for the Nike Phamily. Bagley's younger brother, Marcus Bagley, has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and UCLA. While living in the Los Angeles area, Bagley volunteered at Hoops with Heart, a non-profit organization in the city that benefits underprivileged youth. He is also the grandson of basketball player Jumpin' Joe Caldwell.
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- "No. 1 sophomore Bagley enrolls at Sierra Canyon". Espn.com.
- "Marvin Bagley III awaits appeal decision, cites academics as transfer reason". Azcentral.com.
- "Bagley, No. 1 in 2018 class, ineligible this year". Espn.com.
- "Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III ready to make impact on basketball landscape". Dailynews.com. December 6, 2016.
- "Marvin Bagley, Duke Blue Devils, Power Forward". Scout.com.
- "Rivals.com". N.rivals.com.
- "Hoophall Classic 2017 Prospects: Marvin Bagley III is 2018's top overall prospect". Masslive.com.
- "UK target Marvin Bagley proving he's best basketball recruit in 2018 class". Kentucky.com.
- "14-year old phenom Marvin Bagley III loaded with scholarship offers". Usatoday.com.
- "Report: Top HS recruit Marvin Bagley considering reclassifying". Si.com.
- "How Marvin Bagley III could change the 2018 NBA Draft with one move". Hoopshabit.com. July 31, 2017.
- News, A. B. C. (August 15, 2017). "Marvin Bagley makes Duke the team to beat -- again". ABC News.
- "No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, plans to reclassify to play college ball next season". Sbnation.com.
- "Marvin Bagley III set to announce college and reclassification plans Monday". Usatodayhss.com. August 14, 2017.
- "Marvin Bagley III cleared by NCAA, will play for Duke this season". Cbssports.com.
- "Duke's Bagley Is Stalking Greatness". Dukevasketballreport.com.
- "Duke's Bagley is ACC rookie, player of year". ESpn.com.
- "Freshman Marvin Bagley III leaving Duke for NBA draft". ESPN. March 28, 2018.
- "Kings go power forward route with Marvin Bagley III as No. 2 pick". ESPN.com. June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "Kings Sign Marvin Bagley III". NBA.com. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings - October 17, 2018". NBA.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - October 19, 2018". NBA.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors - November 24, 2018". NBA.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie will not return vs. Warriors after spraining knee". Sporting News. December 15, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie to miss time with bruised knee". Sporting News. December 15, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Fox scores 20, Kings beat Magic 111-95 to stop 4-game skid". ESPN.com. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
After missing 11 games with a knee injury, Sacramento rookie Marvin Bagley III had eight points and six rebounds in 20 minutes.
- "Marvin Bagley III's presence will have fast impact". Si.com.
- O'Donnell, Ricky (May 27, 2018). "A 17-year-old tragically died after collapsing during a Nike grassroots basketball game". SBNation.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Marcus Bagley Recruit Interests". 247sports.com.
- "Marvin Bagley III Bio". Goduke.com.
- "Meet Marvin Bagley III, the Coveted Recruit with Unique Game and Pedigree". Bleacherreport.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.