Marvin Bagley III NBA Draft Scouting Report





 PF  6-11  225  Duke



  Standing Reach


 1999 7-1 NA  NA

Bagley might be the highest upside prospect since Anthony Davis. He's very young and it will be fun to watch him develop over the coming years, to see if he reaches his huge potential.

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.

Is as complete a basketball player as you'll find at his age. There's always room for improvement in his game and filling out his body but there's not a glaring weakness in his game.

He'll have to add some lower and upper body strength and continue to define his body. He can get muscled out of the post and doesn't always have the strength to finish the three point play.

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

Projection: #1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft
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