Watch Marvin Bagley III pick Duke -
Make no mistake, Marvin Bagley III is the real deal and a can't miss product. On Monday evening he committed to Duke University on ESPN.
Bagley is a double-double machine that dominates around the paint. His Dad is originally from Durham. N.C. and he has family in the are which was a plus.
He has been rated the top player in his class all season, never falling from that perch. Most recenty he fared well against top NBA talent and that led him to reclassify to the 2017 class.
With his verbal commitment, Duke now has the nations top rated class. Bagley will join fellow freshman, Trey Duval, Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Trent Jr., Alex O'Connell, Jordan Tucker and Jordan Goldwire.
Marvin Bagkey III will make not only his college decision but let the nation know if he will reclassify and come out this season tomorrow evening.
Duke has been recruiting Bagley hard of late and working with him as best they can with the process.
Bagley visited family in Durham, N.C. after the Nike Peach Jam event. He later took visits to UCLA and USC and those are the three schools most feel lead for his service.
The outstanding prospect is a dominant basketball player who is a sure fire bet to go pro after a single season. His abilities in the class room has made it possible to head to college a year early.
The word is out that he will make his decision live on ESPN at 11 EST on Monday evening. Although, there has been no official word as of yet from the Bagley family via social media.
Marvin Bagley III will announce college decision tomorrow night on the 11 pm. @SportsCenter. Where will he go -- and will he reclassify?
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 13, 2017
Tre Jones selected the Duke Blue Devils as his college destination. The Minnesota native is the top rated point guard in his class having blown up on the shoe circuit in his senior season.
"Today, it's not about me. It's about my tomorrow. And my tomorrow will be at Duke University," said Jones just minutes ago. He was flanked by his two brothers and his mom Debbie.
Having another Jones in Durham should excite the Duke fan base in that they are proven leaders and winners. Jones, brother, Tyus helped lead the Blue Devils to their fifth national championship under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Tre Jones is considered to be more athletic than his brother and is known as an in your face defender. Jones can flash down the lane and finish with the dunk to go with his adept passing skills.
'' There is a little bit of advantage just having seen them more in depth and how they handle a season. With Tyus there I got to see it up close and personal and it was a fun year,'' said Jones earlier this AAU season when asked if his brother being at Duke helps their efforts.
When Jones was asked to describe his game, he stated, ''A leader. I bring a lot of intensity on the defensive end and hope that carries over.''
More to come.
Duke Basketball hopes to get some good news this Sunday when standout point guard Tre Jones will make his college choice. Jones has blown up on the Nike circuit this season to become the top rated player at his position.
His brother, Tyus, played at Duke and helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2015 National Championship. Duke fans hope to see another Jones do the same thing. Stay tuned for more news on the front and until then read our interview with his brother at bluedevilnation.net.
I am blessed to be in this position. I appreciate all the schools that have recruited me. I will be making my college decision on Sunday. 🙌🏽
— Tre Jones (@trejones03) August 10, 2017