Marvin Bagley III is an amazing talent in the field of hardwood floors. He was first asked to serve in the best college programs as a teenager after realizing what a great prospect he was. After his first year at Duke University, where he took college basketball by storm, the power forward for the 2018 NBA Draft declared 2018 and was selected in the first round, the second overall selection of the Sacramento Kings.
Marvin Bagley III now has the responsibility on his shoulders to prove to the NBA that he was well worth his draft position. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the American basketball player, from his early years to the incredible family that has been his backbone his entire life.
Bio (Age) – Who Is Marvin Bagley III?
Marvin Bagley III was born March 14, 1999, in Tempe, Arizona, the first son of Marcus Bagley Jr. and his wife Tracy Caldwell. His basketball career began at Corona del Sol High School, where he led his college team to the state championship as a freshman. In his sophomore year, he moved to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, where he became a teammate of the future Draft Pick Number 1, Deandre Ayton.
However, Bagley’s stay at Hillcrest was short-lived due to the program’s poor reputation. Bagley went to Chatsworth, California, where he attended Sierra Canyon School. But then the rules of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) declared Bagley ineligible to play in his first year at the school. He started playing in his junior season, where he averaged 24.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and two steals in 29 games. He was named to the first team of All-USA Today, 2017.
A 5-star high school recruit, Bagley received his first scholarship offer from Northern Arizona University at the age of 14. However, after his reclassification in 2017, Bagley qualified for the 2018 NCAA season. Bagley snubbed the University of Arizona’s offer and went to Duke, where he broke decades-old records. He finished his first season as ACC Player of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year. He also made it into the first team of the Consensus All-American and won the Pete Newell Big Man Award.
Marvin Bagley III relinquished his three-year college eligibility and signed up for the 2018 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Sacramento Kings.
Before being selected, Bagley signed contracts with Puma, Mountain Dew’s Kickstart brand, and JBL headphones. According to Fobes’ forecasts, Bagley will “earn a maximum of $36,910,323 over four years with the Sacramento Kings.
His Siblings and Family
Marvin Bagley III comes from a very sporty family. In fact, he has basketball in his veins until the third generation. His maternal grandfather, Joe Caldwell, was an NBA star in his own right. He played 6 seasons in the NBA (1964-1970) before joining the rival American Basketball Association (ABA) where he played 5 seasons before his career ended in 1975 due to a controversy over his alleged influence on his teammate Marvin Barnes’ decision to leave the Carolina Cougars. He played as a defender/forward and was an all-star in both leagues. Arizona State University withdrew his number 32 in November 2010.
Marvin’s father Marvin Bagley Jr. was a college footballer who played for North Carolina A&T and later played professionally for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. While playing in the indoor league, he met his future wife/Marvin’s mother, Tracy Caldwell. Bagley’s father has long been the AAU team basketball coach Nike Phamily.
Bagley’s family has been very supportive of him, so much so that they have caused some controversy, such as when a T-shirt designed by his father with his screaming face appeared on a foreign website, contrary to NCAA rules. Later, however, he warned fans not to buy from these third-party websites.
During his high school years, Bagley’s father helped design an online curriculum that made his son eligible for college after three years. It’s no wonder Bagley pays tribute to his family for everything he has accomplished on and off the field.
Marvin Bagley III’s siblings include two younger brothers – Marcus Bagley and Martay Bagley. His middle brother Marcus is already following in Marvins’ footsteps. He played basketball in high school in Sierra Canyon before moving to Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina in October 2017. He has already received offers from the State of Arizona and UCLA. The Bagley brothers made headlines during their family’s visit to USC in July 2017 when the Trojan coach, Andy Enfield, offered the three boys a scholarship.
Height and Weight
According to Marvin’s player profile on the official website of the National Basketball Association (NBA), he stands at a height of 6 feet 11 inches. ESPN lists his weight at 234 lb.