Marvin Bagley III, according to Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports, could reclassify up and begin his college basketball career in the fall.
Bagley, 6-foot-11, the No. 1 national recruit in the country in the class of 2018, has played in just two high schools seasons — his first at Tempe Corona del Sol in 2014-15, when he was azcentral sports’ Player of the Year; and again last season at Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon, where he was the California POY.
Asked if his son was going to reclassify and start college in the fall, Bagley Jr., responded in a text: “LOL!!! You guys are too funny. You should ask whoever started the rumor. They seem to know more than we do.”
Bagley has always been an exceptional student. It is not known whether he has finished or is close to finishing his high school academic requirements.
Bagley is currently playing in the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., where he is putting on shows in front of college coaches and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant.
Bagley had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix Phamily, his father’s team, in a win against Durant’s team, Mokan Elite.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski also watched that game.
Meyer reported that he believes if Bagley reclassifies, it will be a showdown between Duke and USC on who ends up with the phenom.
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