Marvin Bagley III is the top recruit in the country for the class of 2018 and getting an official visit from him would be a huge step in the right direction for any of the six schools on his list. Those six schools include Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UCLA and USC. So naturally, one of them is going to miss out on an official visit since a prospective student only gets five.
One school got a guaranteed visit though as Bagley’s father told 247Sports that they will be visiting Duke July 21-23. The Blue Devils will likely need a good big man — Bagley is 6’11” and 220 pounds — as Marques Bolden is likely to leave for the NBA Draft next season and there’s really no one after him to take up the reigns. So this is a crucial visit for Coach K and his staff and they should make sure everything goes as perfectly as possible.
Bagley is from Phoenix, but plays high school ball for private school powerhouse Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles. Bagley has been described as a “once in a decade type of player” by ESPN recruiting guru Paul Biancardi because of his ability shoot the ball at all three levels — at the rim, mid-range and beyond the arc — and handle the ball in addition to playing with his back to the basket.