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.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 28, 2018
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.
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.