By Asha Doucet
Marvin Bagley III looks like a man amongst boys in Duke’s win over Utah Valley.
Freshman phenom Marvin Bagley III made history in his collegiate debut becoming the only first-year player to score 25 points in their first college game.
The No. 1 high school recruit followed up his debut with a 24-point, 10-rebound game against Utah Valley and added two assists to the dominating performance.
Bagley showed off his wide array of skills scoring around the rim and also from three-point land.
Just two games in and Bagley is proving why he was the No. 1 recruit coming out of high school and why he’ll be a top pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
The kid is just good. He has an all-around game to go with extreme athleticism.
The only knock on Bagley so far is his free throw shooting. Once the freshman has the time to work on being consistent at the strike he’ll be practically unstoppable.
And for any of Duke’s players who thought Bagley was coming in to take their spot, coach K corrected them reminding them that it was Bagley’s all along.
“When Marvin (Bagley) got here, some of the guys may have thought ‘He’s going to take my place.’ Then they see him play & realize ‘That’s not my place’”—coach k
— Shawn Krest (@ShawnKrest) November 12, 2017