DURHAM, N.C. – Marvin Bagley III, the consensus No. 1 player in the high school class of 2018 before reclassifying to the class of 2017 and assuming the same position atop the player rankings, signed a financial aid agreement with Duke University on Tuesday. Bagley III plans to enroll in classes at Duke and join the men’s basketball program prior to the fall 2017 semester.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) 15 augusti 2017
The 6-11, 225-pound Bagley III is the newest member of a Duke freshman class recognized as the nation’s best, featuring three players ranked in the top 10 of the final 2017 ESPN 100: power forward Wendell Carter, Jr., point guard Trevon Duval and shooting guard Gary Trent, Jr. The class also includes point guard Jordan Goldwire and wings Alex O’Connell and Jordan Tucker.
“Marvin is a special basketball talent and a tremendous young man,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He is completely dedicated to his improvement as both a player and student and, given his family’s deep history in this area, he is fully aware of what it means to be part of Duke University. We’re thrilled to add Marvin to our program.”