Four-star forward and Top-50 prospect Marcus Bagley commits to Sun Devils
In the past, ASU legacies joining the Sun Devils’ basketball squad have been quite rare but lately seem to be the norm in Tempe. Arizona State’s 2019 team will feature true freshman Jaelen House, son of former Pac-10 Player of the Year and the school’s all-time scoring leader Eddie House. Next season ASU will add the grandson of Sun Devil great Joe Caldwell, Marcus Bagley, to its ranks following his Monday announcement that he has committed to the school.
The Top-50 prospect who grew up in Tempe and attended Corona Del Sol High School officially visited ASU on April 23rd. He recently cut down his list of schools to include Arizona and Cal, as he chose ASU over its two Pac-12 foes. Florida State and Pitt were Bagley’s other offers, and both L.A. schools among other programs were showing interest this year in Bagley as well.
Bagley is the brother of former Duke standout Marvin Bagley, who following his lone year with the Blue Devils was picked 2nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft and currently plays for the Sacramento Kings. The younger Bagley moved with his family closer to his older brother and has been attending Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon High School. As a junior there he averaged 19.9 points and 7.9 rebounds.
The four-star forward who handles the ball very for a player his size has been lauded for being a deft wing scorer from both long and mid-range. Bagley is versatile enough to be effective both spotting up for a jump shot or penetrating the lane and has the potential to be a solid rebounder at the college level.
Aside from the ASU connection through Joe Caldwell, who was both an All-American and a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1964, the Bagley family has also familiarized itself with the Sun Devil program under head coach Bobby Hurley, through Arizona State’s All-Pac 12 point guard, Remy Martin, who was a teammate of both Bagley brothers at Chatsworth, (Calif.) Sierra Canyon High School.
Bagley marks Arizona State’s first addition to the 2020 recruiting class and is expected to make his pledge official during the November signing period this year.