Marvin Bagley III NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

 Height

 Weight

 From

 PF  6-11  225  Duke

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 1999 7-1 NA  NA

Overview
Bagley might be the highest upside prospect since Anthony Davis or Ben Simmons. He has elite coordination and speed for his size and should develop the ability to play all 5 positions. His offensive game is still unrefined but he's got great work ethic and all the physical tools to develop into an all time great.

Strengths
Bagley has great size, length, strength and athleticism and a rare skill set for a 6-11 player. He has coordination and body control normally seen in smaller players and has great suddenness with his movements. His strength and burst to the rim are impressive and he has the foot-speed to blow by defenders with the dribble.

He's also a really good leaper for his size and he plays above the rim effortlessly. He is an overall smooth and fluid athlete who already has an NBA body.

On offense he can do a little bit of everything. He has great hands and catches everything thrown his way, whether it's on the perimeter, in the post or on backdoor lobs. He does a great job of scoring around the basket and can finish with either hand (he's a lefty). His post game is advanced for his age and he shows a nice array of ball fakes, physicality and polished footwork. He does a nice job of getting the defender off balance with his fakes and can catch defenders off-guard with his suddenness.

He handles the ball and sees the court well and has a good feel for moving the ball out of the double team. His outside shooting shows a lot of promise and he's developed a nice mid range jumper, which he can get off the turnaround or on step back moves. He shoots from a high position like a young Kevin Garnett. Does a good job with the jab step and playing from a triple threat position. He's developing range out to the three point line and he's a solid catch and shoot player.

Plays hard and looks to dominate. Can change the game with his defensive presence in the lane, while also stepping out to guard the pick and roll and defend the three point line. His versatility on defense gives him a lot of value.

His rebounding, especially on the offensive end is a major asset. He keeps possessions alive and shows great timing cleaning up after missed shots. He can take a defensive rebound and go coast to coast, either finishing in the lane or setting up a teammate for an open shot. His ability to run the floor is truly special.

Weaknesses
Bagley will have to add a lot of lower and upper body strength and continue to fill out his frame. He can get muscled out of the post and doesn't always have the strength to finish the three point play. His lack of strength gets exposed on both ends of the court. On offense he gets pushed out of the paint too easily and on defense he struggles to control the paint. He plays high and doesn't get good leverage on box outs or post up moves. His lower body is especially thin and light.

He needs to work on finishing around the basket and become a consistent mid range shooter. He also needs to get better at dribbling and finishing with his right hand. He does most of his damage with his left hand and can be very predictable with his dribble drive and post up moves.

He's not a great free throw shooter.

Comparisons
He has length and superb agility like a young Kevin Garnett.

Projection: #1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft