Marvin Bagley III

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. On May 21, he was selected to the 2018–19 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
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. Bagley was ranked the No.1 overall recruit and No.1 power forward in the 2017 high school class. His first college basketball scholarship came from Northern Arizona University when he was 14.
Before beginning what would have been his senior year of high school, Bagley reclassified into the Class of 2017. On August 14, 2017, he announced that he successfully reclassified as a graduate from Sierra Canyon and was eligible to play college basketball for Duke University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season. thus allowing him to enter the 2018 NBA draft as an early entry in the collegiate level. He graduated from Sierra Canyon on September 1, 2017 and went to Duke after finishing high school academics a week later.
Bagley made his Duke debut on November 10, 2017, recording 25 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Elon University. On November 13, 2017, Bagley was named ACC rookie of the week. On November 24, Bagley scored 34 points and made a freshman record 15 rebounds for Duke as they defeated the Texas Longhorns 85–78 in overtime. He tied the freshman record for rebounds in the next game 4 days later and scored 30 points in an 87–84 win over the Florida Gators, It was the first time a Duke player did so since the 1960s. On November 29, 2017, Bagley tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 91–81 victory against Indiana. On December 30, Bagley recorded 32 points and a record 21 rebounds in a 100–93 win over the Florida State Seminoles. On December 4, 2017, Bagley earned ACC rookie of the week honors for the third time. With 30 points and 11 rebounds in an 89–71 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on January 13, 2018, he became the ACC’s record holder for most 30 point, 10 rebound double-doubles in a season. On January 15, 2018, Bagley earned his fifth ACC rookie of the week honor. On March 3, 2018, Marvin scored 21 points and 15 rebounds in a 74–64 win over rival North Carolina.
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 a member of the All-ACC first team. He was also named a consensus member of the All-American First-Team by multiple organizations. In addition to that, Bagley joined Deandre Ayton and Trae Young as the most freshmen players to join the consensus All-American First-Team in a season.
On June 21, 2018, Bagley was selected second overall in the 2018 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, behind his former high school teammate Deandre Ayton.[31] On July 1, 2018, he signed a rookie scale contract with the Kings.
Bagley made his professional debut with Sacramento on October 17, 2018, with 6 points and 5 rebounds in only 12 minutes 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 had a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds coming off the bench in a 117–116 loss to the Golden State Warriors. During their second match against Golden State on December 14, he sprained his left knee, which sidelined him for 11 games. On March 19, 2019, Bagley scored a career-high 28 points off the bench in a 123–121 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, in which the Kings entered the fourth quarter with a 25-point lead.

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