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Duke’s Marvin Bagley declares for the 2018 NBA Draft

To the surprise of probably no one, Duke’s All-American forward and the 2018 ACC Player of the Year Marvin Bagley has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.

In his one season in college, Bagley was as good as advertised; the 6-foot-11 southpaw 21 points, 11 rebounds and shot 61.4 percent from the field. According to Sports Reference, Bagley was one of three Division I players to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and shoot better than 60 percent.

Bagley played above the rim, and dominated the glass in unprecedented fashion at Duke; teamed up with Wendell Carter, the Blue Devils ranked as the No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the nation.

According to Synergy Sports, Bagley shot 70.4 percent on put-back attempts after an offensive rebound. He ranks second in the ACC, too, in terms of efficiency on non-post-ups at the basket; Bagley scored 1.49 points per possession on 73.4 percent shooting.

 

Turning the page

Marvin Bagley arrived in Durham as one of the top draft prospects in America; 33 games later, and not much has changed. Bagley is still a consensus top 5-6 draft pick — where millions of guaranteed dollars await.

 

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