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Arizona basketball recruiting: Marvin Bagley III releases new top six

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Arizona is still in the mix.

2017 CIF Southern Section Boys Open Division Championship - Semifinals Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images

Marvin Bagley III is the holy grail of college basketball prospects and according to him, “the decision is near”.

He does not allude to a timeframe but it’s likely he’s an early signee to get the process over before he starts his senior basketball season.

At 6-feet-11, 200 pounds, the point-forward — as he calls himself — is literally a season-changing player regardless of who else you have on your team.

Yes, he’s that good.

On Friday, Bagley III released a new video detailing the teams he is considering. While the number of teams did not change, he’s kept it at six, he swapped out the Arizona State Sun Devils for the USC Trojans.

The other five of Arizona, Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas, and Duke remained the same.

It’s quite evident the top prospect in the 2018 class has the west coast on his mind, though Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky are formidable recruiting foes. Even with those two blue-bloods still involved, I do feel the Arizona Wildcats are in good shape.

Bagley averaged over 24 points and 10 rebounds per game last season while shooting 66% from the field and wraps up the video saying “I’ll never be outworked”.


If you’re interested in the 2018 Big Board, you can view it here.


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