share
 Logo

35 - Marvin Bagley

Duke 

  • Birthday: 3/14/99
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 235
  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • High School: Sierra Canyon
  • Team Site Profile
  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

99

2018
Mock:  2

NBA Comparison: Chris Bosh

Strengths: NBA-ready body … Positional versatility … Displays unusually smooth and fluid movements for his 6’11”, 234-pound frame … Elite and agile athlete … Great lateral quickness … Exceptional leaper (jumps well off both feet) …Elevates quickly and really gets off the floor well for his second and third jumps … Plays effortlessly above the rim … Possesses great hands and quick feet… Catches everything that comes his way … Very coordinated in his movements … Has good body control … Good overall ball-handler for a big man … Multifaceted offensive skillset … Versatile/natural scorer … Polished footwork in the post … Can shoulder his team’s offensive load … Gets to the rim easily … Strong finisher around the basket with a soft touch … Can score around the rim with either hand … Solid low post scorer … Possesses a bevy of floaters, runners, and hook shots … Gets his defenders off balance with an array of ball fakes … Does a good job of working around the rim and getting himself open … Has shown the ability to expand his game and take his opponents off the dribble using his quick foot speed … He’s shown flashes of being able to take his game beyond the 3-point line … Has the potential to be a stretch 4/5 and a catch-and-shoot player … Solid shooting form and can develop into a reliable mid-range/outside shooter shooter at the next level ... He has developed a nice mid-range jumper, which he can get off of turnarounds or on step back moves … Plays well from the triple threat position, including a nice jab step … Has the tools to be a dual pick-and-roll threat … Offensive rebounding/nose for the ball … Reacts quickly to rebound his own misses … Has a knack for turning offensive rebounds into second-chance points, especially in traffic ... He keeps possessions alive and shows great timing cleaning up after missed shots … Can take a defensive rebound and go coast to coast, either finishing in the lane or setting up a teammate for an open shot … Has the ability to run the floor paired with the agility to euro-step in big spaces and decelerate … Decent, but not elite, instincts for defending the rim and blocking shots … Can effectively challenge shooters using his length in isolation situations to force contested shots … He’s great at switching in pick-and-roll situations … Can stay in front of guards and wings on the perimeter … Jumps passing lanes well … Can be a menace on defense when he’s locked in … Coach K has praised his practice habits and work ethic … Has built a strong reputation as a high character kid ... Has the desire to be great … Motor is one of his strongest assets ... Plays with great competitiveness and physicality … Out-works and out-hustles his opponents … Commands the ball and looks to dominate … One of the youngest prospects available for this year's draft. Won’t turn 20 years old until March of his rookie season … Appears to potentially be an ideal small ball five for today's NBA ...

Weaknesses: Lacks the wingspan of other big men in his class … Has to continue to fill out his frame with upper and lower body strength … Sometimes gets out-muscled in the paint/post … Lack of strength keeps him from controlling the paint on defense … Ball handling is solid but still needs to get better handling in tight spaces … Needs to prove that he can score consistently with his right hand (i.e. dribbling and finishing with his right) … Will turn down good looks with his right hand to shoot contested shots with his left … Even if he’s forced right, he’ll try to finish with his left ... Needs to trust his right hand more and not be too predictable with his dribble drive and post up moves … Low post game needs to get more refined … Far from a finished product in terms of outside shooting, although he’s developing … Because he crashes the offensive glass so often, he doesn’t get back in transition as much as he should … Not a natural passer … Overlooks open shooters … Can sometimes miss the easy pass … Plays toward the basket with tunnel vision … Isn’t a physical screen setter (avoids contact) ... Although he’s a great rebounder and puts up great numbers on the boards, it’s more so because of his athleticism than his rebounding fundamentals … Doesn’t get good leverage on box outs … He’s not a true rim protector at this point … Fails to challenge shots at the rim because he tends to shy away from contact … Still needs to improve his defensive fundamentals, timing, and rotations … Ball-watches a lot on defense … Shot just 62% from the charity stripe … Seems to be a jack of all trades but master of none …

Overall: Marvin Bagley III entered the season as one of the favorites to the be selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. While that's still a possibility, he's considered more likely to go soon after … Bagley had a stellar season for the Blue Devils, being named both the National Freshman of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), while etching his name all over the Duke record books ... He also was voted AP first team All American along with two other freshmen (Trae Young and DeAndre Ayton) …High upside but a lot depends on what position he plays, if he can continue to develop his outside jumper, and if he can improve his defensive fundamentals ...

Tajh Jenkins 4/5/18

Strengths: 6’10.5 athletic and versatile left handed forward … Good size and length for position with a 7’0.5 wingspan … Quick first step and faster than most players his size ... Great athlete, gifted with tremendous coordination and fluidity at his size ... Plays well above the rim with great body control … Finished second in scoring on the Nike EYBL with 25.8 points per game ... Can score from multiple spots on the floor ... Shows some variety; can score in a different way each possession ... Has range out to the three-point line as well as the ability to score in the post. Can distribute and drive out of the post as well ... Good slashing ability, excels when driving to the basket. Operates well on the baseline ... Has a good running hook and touch on floater ... Can finish with power or finesse ... Doesn’t settle for three too much ... Can lead in transition and excels as a finisher. Selective when attacking and passing out ... Plays under control, doesn’t duck and force himself to the basket. Good touch around the rim. Shot 54.6% over the Nike EYBL … Has great potential as a defender and can defend multiple positions ... Moves his feet very well ... Can defend the perimeter and hedge on screens. Does a very good job staying out of foul trouble, only 1.1 fouls per game over the Nike EYBL … Good shot blocker, made noticeable improvement, finished third on the Nike EYBL with 3.1 blocks per game ... Gets off the ground quickly and has good timing ... Quick second jump and anticipation, can tip slam his own misses … Impacts the game in multiple categories ... Very good rebounder on both ends ... Led the Nike EYBL in rebounding with 14.9 per game and averaged 6.1 offensive rebounds per game ... Can grab a rebound and instantly start the offense … Plays with good confidence and aggression ... Highly unselfish. Sees the floor well and very willing passer ... Handles the ball well at his height… Shows some technique in his game, doesn’t always rely on his superior natural ability … Good at drawing fouls, shot nine free throws per game over the Nike EYBL … Naturally has a well expanded game and can do a bit of everything with solid foundation ... Can improve his game without having to completely add new dimensions …

Weaknesses: While he can do a bit of everything, he still has much room to improve upon in those areas and isn't totally polished in them yet ... Half-court offense can improve ... Can put the ball on the floor but ball handling can tighten up ... To have the offense run through him at higher levels, his decision making will need to improve ... He will also need to improve bringing out the best of his teammates, leadership ... Solid form as a shooter but underwhelming results, as he only shot 23.2% from three and 63.2% from the free throw line over the 2017 Nike EYBL ... Post-game is basic and has much room to expand … Can work on limiting turnovers ... Averaged 1.7 assists to 3.2 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL … Can improve as a leader ... Nike Phamily only won two games over the Nike EYBL, finishing with a record of 2-14 … One of the most talented prospects to come along in a number of seasons, the only questions revolve around how well he can fit into a team setting and how much he will push himself to be great and fulfill his vast potential ...

Outlook: Duke freshman … Earned MVP of the Les Schwab Invitational with 23 points per game ... Although his team didn’t have much success, Bagley had a tremendous Nike EYBL season individually … Possibly the most talented player in the 2018 NBA Draft …

Evan Tomes 8/28/17

Strengths: 6’10.5 athletic and versatile left handed forward … Good size and length for position with a 7’0.5 wingspan … Great athlete, gifted with tremendous coordination and fluidity at his size. Plays well above the rim with great body control … Can score from multiple spots on the floor. Shows some variety; can score in a different way each possession. Has range out to the three point line as well as the ability to score in the post. Can distribute and drive out of the post as well. Good slashing ability, excels when driving to the basket. Operates well on the baseline. Has a good running hook and touch on floater. Doesn’t settle for three too much. Plays well in transition especially as a finisher. Selective when attacking and passing out. Plays under control, doesn’t duck and force himself to the basket. Good touch around the rim. Shot 52.3% over the Nike EYBL … Has great potential as a defender and can defend multiple positions. Moves his feet very well. Can defend the perimeter and hedge on screens. Good shot blocking ability, gets off the ground quickly and has good timing … Impacts the game in multiple categories. Very good rebounder on both ends. Finished top five in the Nike EYBL with 10.6 rebounds per game … Plays with good confidence and aggression. Highly unselfish. Sees the floor well and very willing passer. Shows some ability to handle the ball at his height … Shows some technique in his game, doesn’t always rely on his superior natural ability … Good at getting to the free throw line … Naturally has a well expanded game and can do a bit of everything with solid foundation. Can improve his game without having to completely adding new dimensions …

Weaknesses: While he can do a bit of everything, he still has much room to improve upon in those areas and isn't totally polished in them yet ... Has the ability to put the ball on the floor but ball handling can tighten up ... Can improve consistency as a shooter especially from the outside, as he only shot 19.5% from three over the Nike EYBL. Post-game is basic and has much room to expand ... Shows good instincts as a shot blocker but can improve protecting the paint moving forward … Can work on limiting turnovers. Averaged a one to three assist to turnover ratio over the Nike EYBL … Older for his class, in some cases a full year older than others in the 2018 high school class …

Outlook: After sitting out most of his sophomore season, Bagley had an impressive Nike EYBL season averaging 20.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while shooting 52.3%. He is among the nation’s best regardless of class and has been on the radar since middle school. He will play his junior season at Sierra Canyon. Bagley has the potential to be a big time player at the highest level.

Notes: Measured 6'9.5 without shoes, 6'10.5 with shoes, 208 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan and 8'9 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp ...

Evan Tomes 12/23/16

April 25, 2016

April 8, 2016

November 11, 2015

July 24, 2015

July 10, 2015

July 2, 2015

June 9, 2015

May 27, 2015

February 28, 2015

February 17, 2015

November 10, 2014

June 22, 2014

April 28, 2014


February 15, 2014

January 12, 2014

May 19, 2013

May 2, 2013

March 6, 2013

October 8, 2012

June 13, 2012

Related Content

RSS: Syndicate content