Marvin Bagley III

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Marvin Bagley III
Marvin Bagley III (cropped).jpg
Bagley with the Detroit Pistons in 2022
No. 35 – Detroit Pistons
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1999-03-16) March 16, 1999 (age 23)
Tempe, Arizona
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeDuke (2017–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career2018–present
Career history
20182022Sacramento Kings
2022–presentDetroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
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Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons 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 Sacramento Kings in the 2018 NBA draft. At the end of the 2018–19 season Bagley was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

High school career

Bagley attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona as a freshman and Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, Arizona as a sophomore.[1] During that sophomore year, he was teammates with future #1 pick Deandre Ayton. In 2016, he transferred to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California.[2][3] He was ruled ineligible to play his first year at Sierra Canyon due to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules.[4][5] 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.[6][7][8][9] Bagley was ranked the No.1 overall recruit and No.1 power forward in the 2017 high school class.[10] His first college basketball scholarship came from Northern Arizona University when he was 14.[11]

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.[12] thus allowing him to enter the 2018 NBA draft as an early entry in the collegiate level.[13][14][15] He graduated from Sierra Canyon on September 1, 2017 and went to Duke after finishing high school academics a week later.[16][17]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marvin Bagley III
Phoenix, AZ Sierra Canyon School (CA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 14, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 98
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1   Rivals: 2  247Sports: 1  ESPN: 1
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Duke 2017 Basketball Commitments". Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  • "2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting Class". Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Retrieved January 14, 2018.

College career

Bagley with Duke in 2018

Bagley made his Duke debut on November 10, 2017, recording 25 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Elon University.[18] On November 13, 2017, Bagley was named ACC rookie of the week.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21] On November 29, 2017, Bagley tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 91–81 victory against Indiana.[22] On December 30, Bagley recorded 32 points and a record 21 rebounds in a 100–93 win over the Florida State Seminoles.[23] On December 4, 2017, Bagley earned ACC rookie of the week honors for the third time.[24] 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.[25] On January 15, 2018, Bagley earned his fifth ACC rookie of the week honor.[26] On March 3, 2018, Marvin scored 21 points and 15 rebounds in a 74–64 win over rival North Carolina.[27]

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.[28][29] 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.

Following Duke's loss in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Bagley announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft.[30]

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2018–2022)

Bagley taking a free throw against the Lakers in March 2019

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.[32]

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.[33] 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.[34] 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.[35] During their second match against Golden State on December 14, he sprained his left knee,[36][37] which sidelined him for 11 games.[38] 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.

On October 24, 2019, Bagley was diagnosed to have a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb and was expected to be sidelined for about four to six weeks.[39] Instead, he only played 13 games before the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020. On July 19, 2020, he sustained a right foot injury during practice,[40] and was expected to miss the remainder of 2019–20 season.[41]

On December 4, 2020, the Sacramento Kings announced that they had exercised their option on Bagley.[42]

Before the start of the 2021–22 season, the Kings informed Bagley that he would not be part of the rotation after not reaching on a contract extension.[43]

Detroit Pistons (2022–present)

On February 10, 2022, Bagley was traded to the Detroit Pistons as part of a four-team trade that sent Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Jackson, and Trey Lyles to the Kings.[44] On February 14, Bagley made his Pistons debut, scoring 10 points, eight rebounds and one assist in a 103–94 loss to the Washington Wizards.[45]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season

2018–19 Sacramento 62 4 25.3 .504 .313 .691 7.6 1.0 .5 1.0 14.9
2019–20 Sacramento 13 6 25.7 .467 .182 .806 7.5 .8 .5 .9 14.2
2020–21 Sacramento 43 42 25.9 .504 .343 .575 7.4 1.0 .5 .5 14.1
2021–22 Sacramento 30 17 21.9 .463 .242 .745 7.2 .6 .3 .4 9.3
2021–22 Detroit 18 8 27.2 .555 .229 .593 6.8 1.1 .7 .4 14.6
Career 166 77 25.1 .501 .291 .663 7.4 .9 .5 .7 13.6


2017–18 Duke 33 32 33.9 .614 .397 .627 11.1 1.5 .8 .9 21.0

Personal life

Bagley has two younger brothers: Marcus and Martray.[46] His father, Marvin Jr., played college football at North Carolina A&T, as well as with the Arizona Rattlers professionally. His father met his wife, Tracy Caldwell, while Marvin Jr. was playing with the Rattlers in the Arena Football League. Marvin Jr. currently coaches AAU basketball for the Nike Phamily.[47] Bagley's younger brother, Marcus played at Arizona State University. While living in the Los Angeles area, Bagley volunteered at Hoops with Heart, a non-profit organization in the city that benefits underprivileged youth.[48] He is also the grandson of former Olympic and professional basketball player Jumpin' Joe Caldwell, who was the number two overall pick in the 1964 NBA draft.[49]

Music career

Other than basketball, Bagley is a rapper and hip hop artist. He is known for writing his own raps in his free time and creating a variety of music.[50] His songs range from those that tell his story to those that are made to relate to. His album "Big Jreams" was released on August 24, 2019. His album features artists such as Iman Shumpert and Famous Los.[51]

See also


  1. ^ "Marvin Bagley III leaving Corona del Sol to join Hillcrest Hoops".
  2. ^ "No. 1 sophomore Bagley enrolls at Sierra Canyon".
  3. ^ "Marvin Bagley III awaits appeal decision, cites academics as transfer reason".
  4. ^ "Bagley, No. 1 in 2018 class, ineligible this year".
  5. ^ "Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III ready to make impact on basketball landscape". December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Marvin Bagley, Duke Blue Devils, Power Forward".
  7. ^ "".
  8. ^ "Hoophall Classic 2017 Prospects: Marvin Bagley III is 2018's top overall prospect".
  9. ^ "UK target Marvin Bagley proving he's best basketball recruit in 2018 class".
  10. ^ "Marvin Bagley III – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles". August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "14-year old phenom Marvin Bagley III loaded with scholarship offers".
  12. ^ Biancardi, Paul. "No.1 recruit Marvin Bagley III to reclassify to Class of '17, play at Duke". Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Report: Top HS recruit Marvin Bagley considering reclassifying".
  14. ^ "How Marvin Bagley III could change the 2018 NBA Draft with one move". July 31, 2017.
  15. ^ "No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, plans to reclassify to play college ball next season".
  16. ^ "Marvin Bagley III set to announce college and reclassification plans Monday". August 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Marvin Bagley III cleared by NCAA, will play for Duke this season".
  18. ^ "Bagley, Allen lead No.1 Duke past Elon, 97–68". ESPN. November 10, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  19. ^ "ACC Announces Basketball Players of the week". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  20. ^ "No.1 Duke rallies to beat Texas 85–78 in overtime". ESPN. November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  21. ^ Nemec, Andrew (November 27, 2017). "Duke, with boost from Bagley, comes from behind again and bests Florida". The News & Observer. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  22. ^ "No.1 Duke uses late run to pull away from Indiana". Associated Press. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  23. ^ Tucker, Hank (December 30, 2017). "Bagley's career day lifts Duke men's basketball to ACC win vs Florida State". The Chronicle. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  24. ^ "ACC Announces Basketball Players of the week". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  25. ^ "Without a sick Coach K, No.7 Duke beats Wake Forest 89–71". Associated Press. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  26. ^ "ACC Announces Basketball Players of the week". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "Bagley's big second half leads No.5 Duke past No.9 UNC". Associated Press. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  28. ^ "Duke's Bagley is ACC rookie, player of year". Associated Press. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "ACC Announces All-Conference Team, Postseason Awards". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  30. ^ "Freshman Marvin Bagley III leaving Duke for NBA draft". ESPN. March 28, 2018.
  31. ^ "Kings go power forward route with Marvin Bagley III as No. 2 pick". June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  32. ^ "Kings Sign Marvin Bagley III". Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  33. ^ "Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings - October 17, 2018". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  34. ^ "Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - October 19, 2018". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  35. ^ "Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors - November 24, 2018". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  36. ^ "Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie will not return vs. Warriors after spraining knee". Sporting News. December 15, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  37. ^ "Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie to miss time with bruised knee". Sporting News. December 15, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  38. ^ "Fox scores 20, Kings beat Magic 111-95 to stop 4-game skid". January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019. After missing 11 games with a knee injury, Sacramento rookie Marvin Bagley III had eight points and six rebounds in 20 minutes.
  39. ^ "Marvin Bagley III Medical Update". October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  40. ^ "Kings' Marvin Bagley III suffers right foot injury". July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  41. ^ "Marvin Bagley III Medical Update". July 21, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  42. ^ "Kings Exercise Option On Marvin Bagley III". December 4, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  43. ^ "Marvin Bagley's agent publicly calls Kings out for bad management". October 19, 2021. Retrieved October 19, 2021.
  45. ^ "Pistons' Marvin Bagley: So-so showing in team debut".
  46. ^ Winn, Luke. "Marvin Bagley III's presence will have fast impact".
  47. ^ O'Donnell, Ricky (May 27, 2018). "A 17-year-old tragically died after collapsing during a Nike grassroots basketball game". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  48. ^ "Marvin Bagley III Bio".
  49. ^ "Meet Marvin Bagley III, the Coveted Recruit with Unique Game and Pedigree". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  50. ^ "Marvin Bagley III Strives for NBA's Rap Crown". Sacramento Kings.
  51. ^ "Kings big man Bagley drops rap album titled 'BIG JREAMS'". NBCS Bay Area. August 24, 2019.

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