It is just a matter of time before superstar 6-foot-11 rising sophomore post Marvin Bagley III will eventually receive scholarship offers from every college program across America. By his senior season (that seems so long away), the offers will begin to change and come from professional teams across the water. Bagley will have to make that decision in the not-too-distant future, but for now, he and his family are enjoying every minute.
After recently receiving an offer from the University of Kentucky, this weekend Bagley received another elite-high major division-I offer from Duke University. The offer from Duke came while Bagley and his family were on an unofficial visit to the program, and came personally from legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
"One word - blessed. To God be the glory," Marvin Bagley Sr. told me regarding the attention that his son has received.
Bagley also currently holds offers from the Kentucky, University of Arizona, Connecticut, UCLA, Washington State, Memphis, Grand Canyon, DePaul, New Mexico, Creighton, Arizona State, Northern Arizona, University of San Francisco and North Carolina A&T. Every college program in the country, that is interested in recruiting him and believes they have a chance, will offer Bagley over time.
Bagley is already the best prospect ever in the state of Arizona. It is actually scary to think of how good he will become over the next 3 years of high school basketball. He is a sure-fire future NBA lottery draft pick, based on my personal experience with such prospects, as he is already a ridiculous basketball prospect with amazing potential for the future.
This past high school season, Bagley was amazing in his freshman season - helping lead his three-time defending state champion Corona Del Sol Aztecs to another almost perfect season (33-1), and their fourth-consecutive state championship. Bagley put up impressive numbers all season, and became the state's biggest attraction, for fans in the state and outside of it.
Bagley was also selected by Rivals.com and Scout Hoops.com this season as one of the top 10 overall prospects in the country - regardless of class. A ridiculous honor for an Arizona high school prospect.
This spring, while many high-profile club programs have tried to lure Bagley to play for their teams outside of the state, Bagley, unlike many high-profile prospects before him, chose to represent his state of Arizona and play for his own Arizona club team known as the Arizona Family. It is still unclear as to whether Marvin Sr. will keep the team together this summer or not. We will keep you posted.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Bagley, simply put, is one of the most advanced young basketball players that you will ever see. Already standing 6-foot-11, Bagley moves very well up and down the floor and already plays with a knack for the game well above his age. He has a very quick twitch around the basket, in which he uses to get up quickly for a finesse finish on either side of the basket, or just rise right up and power a dunk down – usually over defenders. He also possesses advanced footwork in the post, as he feels where his defenders are on him, and will make a successful move around them, often with a double-team coming to him. Bagley also has a very nice shooting touch which can extend out to 23-feet roughly, when left open in a half-court set. He also can rebound the ball at a good rate over older defenders, and can lead a fast-break going the other way if need be. Bagley is currently ranked as the Number #1 overall 2018 prospect in the country by numerous scouting services, and rightfully so. Bagley is a very special type of player for the future, and is the face of Arizona high school basketball.