Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III officially declared for the 2018 NBA Draft on Wednesday.
A potential No. 1 pick in June, the 6-foot-11 Bagley was an All-American this season for the Blue Devils after putting up 21.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his only college season.
The bouncy lefty shot 61 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range this season at Duke.
Duke is expected to lose multiple freshmen from its star-studded group as others like Wendell Carter, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr. are also on the NBA’s radar. Those three freshmen still have yet to publicly announce their intentions for next season.
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I can’t believe the time has come for me to say this but I would like to announce that I will be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. First off I want to thank Jesus for putting me here and allowing me to show my gifts that he has given me. I want to thank my family and everyone who has been in my corner since day one, the support has meant a lot to me. I also want to thank those who doubted me and continue to doubt me, it only pushes me to get better every single day. I learned a lot this year on and off of the court and I’m thankful for the opportunity. Thank you Duke!!! 🔵⚪️#JREAM