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Marvin Bagley III

Team Name:
Height:

6’9 Feet

Weight:

234 LBS

Position:

G

Jersey Number:

35

Birth Place:

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Marvin Bagley III Strengths & Weaknesses: If Kevin Garnett went to college

Marvin Bagley III:

Strengths:

-  Extremely versatile! Can switch on anyone defensively & guard 1-5. Offensively he fits from as small as a 2 to as big as a 5. All-around player.

- Tenacious Rebounder

- Very long, exceptional size (6’11 230 pounds)

- Great face up game in the post

- Great handle for his size: can push in transition, take defenders off the dribble

- Moves like a wing, big enough to play C

- Moves, face and in post. Natural scorer

- Scorer’s mentality

- Good feel playing under the rim, smart, good finishing, drawing fouls, explosiveness, big, etc.

- Aggressive player, high motor

- Defends guards on the perimeter

- Great potential as a shot blocker/defender

- Contested pull up jumpers

 

Weaknesses:

- Free throw shooting

- Jumper is only average as of now, although there is great potential

- Same w the handle

- Still raw in some areas

- Forces reckless shots at the rim at times

 

Bottom Line/NBA Perspective:

Bagley has shown to be a star since his days as a high schooler, balling on grown men in Los Angeles’ Drew League while being the top ranked player in his class. He makes an impact everywhere on the court, whether that be dominating the post or being an athletic freak on the perimeter. He is a natural scorer who can do whatever is necessary to put the ball in the basket. Explosive athlete which is impressive and rare for his size/age. Elite rebounder due to his length, athleticism and tenacity. These same traits give him great promise as a defender. Marvin Bagley defines versatility. He is the player everyone wants in today’s NBA because he has no real position… he starts at Forward but that is nothing more than a label.    

 

NBA Comparison: Kevin Garnett

Marvin Bagley III Scouting Report and Video

By : Spencer Pearlman

 

MARVIN BAGLEY – PF/C

*Scouting videos at bottom of page*

Measurements (against AVG PF below; he’s below average for C for all besides height:

Height (in sneakers) Weight Standing Reach Wingspan
6’11.5 235 N/A 7’0.5
2 inches above Avg weight for PF N/A ‘.75 below avg

 

Athleticism & Frame:

  • Explosive athlete,
  • Solid frame, but does not look like he can add much more weight without sacrificing athleticism.
  • Quick laterally and light on feet
  • Very fast when he wants to be, but does not go 100% all of the time. Looks like he’s playing slower than he could be.
  • Effortless jumper and gets up high (even with lack of length).
    • Best second and third jump in the draft.
  • Not long for his position

Summary:

  • PF, who should be able to play some C against less physical Cs and second units
  • Great rebounder who really goes after the ball on both ends
  • Good looking jumper, even if it might be a bit on the slow side
    • Shows real potential as a pick and pop threat and spot up shooter
  • Potential threat in PnR coverage.
  • Moves laterally well, can switch or hedge/recover in PnR coverage
  • Nice finisher in paint with left hand
  • Not much of a passer and gets tunnel vision on drives
  • Defensive awareness issues

Stats:

Year PPG RPG APG FG% FT% BLK/STL TS% oRTG/dRTG
17-18 21.0 11.1 1.5 61.4 62.7 .9/.8 64.3 127.7/97.4

 

Year WS/40 OBPM DBPM
17-18 .249 7.7 3

Offense: 66th percentile overall  

Scoring

Past Season Synergy stats (Percentile ranking)

Spot up (including drives) Catch & Shoot (guarded/unguarded) Iso Transition PnR Around Basket
76 88 ( 90/64) 58 67 98 94
  • Efficient around the rim.
    • Nice touch with left hand, but almost exclusively uses left.
    • Can finish through contact
    • Prefers to go with awkward left handed attempt instead of using right hand
  • Posting up
    • Efficient in post 78th percentile
    • Nice array of moves (and footwork) with drop steps, baby hooks, and spins
    • Almost always goes over right shoulder in post
  • Shows potential in PnP with spacing ability – 88th percentile in catch and shoot (17/40)
    • Good looking form on his jumper, even if it is a bit slow
    • Can catch and shoot and looked very comfortable hitting from college three. (small sample)
    • Given form and what he has shown so far, it’s likely he becomes at least a consistent mid-range threat
  • Can face up and drive by with his quickness
    • Again, looks to finish with left instead of right
  • Can get out in transition
    • Runs very well, when he wants to
    • Has potential with grab and go.
    • It does not look like he always really pushes himself and sprints on break
  • Major pick and roll threat (98th percentile)
    • Elite athlete and can really get above the rim, even with his limited length
      • Lob target with vertical spacing
    • Finishes through contact on dunks in paint
    • Does not set great screens with minimal contact.
  • Excellent cutter (90th percentile)
    • Can dive to rim well and finish through contact
    • Loves going through the dunker’s spot
  • Excellent offensive rebounder (87th percentile)
    • Goes after team misses and his own
    • Quick to ball out of area
    • Quickest second and third jump in draft – really quick and explodes up
    • Doesn’t stay boxed out by opponent. Actively goes after ball when shot is up and when it makes contact

Passing and Handle:

Year Assists Turnover Assist% Turnover% USG%
17-18 1.5 2.3 8.8 12.2 26.3
  • Does not see the floor particularly well.
    • When he’s made up his mind to drive, he gets tunnel vision and does not see the court well
    • Will drive into multiple defenders
  • Handle needs work
    • Right now, he’s a hard left hand driver.
      • He has a solid handle going left, but his right one needs work.
    • When defenses play him off his left hand, he gets into trouble
  • Quick first step against slower bigs gives him an edge in face up game
    • Does nice job getting the edge at the point of attack
    • Straight line driver most of the time, but shows potential with spin moves attacking the rim

Defense and Rebounding: 75th percentile overall on defense in MAN ONLY (ignored zone)

Spot Up PnR Ball Handler Post up Isolation Around Rim
57 92 96 85 79

 

STL% BLK% TRB (oRB/dRB) TRB% (oRB%/dRB%)
1.4 2.6 11.1 (4/7.1) 17.9 (13.8/21.5)

Defensive Rebounding

  • Great rebounder and very active on glass.
    • Does not let the ball fall into his hands, he really goes after it
    • Does not let himself get boxed out when the ball goes up
    • Rebounds of position on offense and knows how to read where the ball is going to go. After that, he reacts quickly and goes to that spot.
    • Quick first step helps here too.
    • Explosive vertically, which helps him overcome the lack of length.
      • Question going forward is will this continue against even longer and better athletes? I think it should because he is that good of an athlete.

Defense

  • Not very aware on defense
    • Needs to do a better job of seeing his man and the ball.
      • Prone to losing his man on defense because he’s focusing too much on the ball
      • Can lose guys off screens or when opposing player is perimeter oriented (more comfortable guarding guys full time within three point line)
      • At the same time, he’ll sometimes lose track of the strong side action and keep his focus on his man
    • Footwork defending perimeter can improve
      • Prone to crossing feet on perimeter
      • Opens up too much from time to time and takes poor angles
      • Was actually completely turned around when trying to defend the perimeter action
    • Closing out can get better
      • He’s a great athlete, but does not close out well consistently – lazy closeouts with weak efforts
      • In a league that is trending towards bigs playing on the perimeter more, he needs to hone this skill – will become incredibly important going forward.
    • Shows some potential in PnR coverage
      • Before Duke switched to zone defense, Bags showed some potential hedging and recovering to his man.
      • Showed some potential switching onto the ball handler straight up in PnR action. Uses his quickness and length advantage against smaller players on the perimeter.
    • Rim protection potential?
      • This one is a mixed bag. He was effective around the rim at Duke, but that was against smaller and less athletic players than he will be playing in the NBA.
      • It is possible his lack of elite length impacts his rim protection going forward? He’s a great athlete, but the extra length would have helped him a lot.
      • Showed pretty good timing on some block attempts blocking it after the ball was released.
      • Did not really use the principle of verticality often – would go after the blocks instead of just protecting the rim as an area.
    • Isolation defense shows potential
      • Knows how to use quickness and length (against perimeter players) to bother guys beyond three point line
      • Stays in front of his man, but can open up too much or fumble footwork.

 

 

Frankie Vision Player Rating

  • leadership
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
  • body_language
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • inside_scoring
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 9
  • mid_range
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • 3pt_scoring
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • playmaking
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • perimeter_defense
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • post_defense
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • rebounding
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • athleticism
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • iq
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
  • potential
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 10
  • speed
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
  • hustle
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
Overall

90

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Marvin Bagley III Scouting Report and Video

By : Spencer Pearlman

 

MARVIN BAGLEY – PF/C

*Scouting videos at bottom of page*

Measurements (against AVG PF below;...Read more