#35 F Duke Blue Devils
2017-2018 Season Average
- Extremely high motor, especially on the offensive end; possesses high level rebounding instincts and allows for easy offensive putbacks.
- Incredibly refined offensively for a big man; has shown the ability to knock down three-point shots (39.7% on the year) and the ability to dribble and create in transition.
- High production for a first-year college player; Bagley was able to win the ACC Rookie of the Year award averaging an elite 20-10.
- Doesn’t need a close catch to the basket to be deadly; Bagley possesses an incredibly refined face-up game making use of dribbles, spins, and pull-ups.
- Fluid athlete, undeniably one of the best athletes in this draft at his size; very few can match his explosiveness and speed.
- Projects as a versatile defensive player with the ability to switch on smaller guards speed and athleticism allow for him to keep up with mismatches.
- Has the ability to take opposing big man off the dribble from above the three-point line.
- Compact and simple shooting mechanics; can be a consistent threat at the next level.
- One of the most efficient college basketball players; shoots 61.4% from the field taking 13.3 shots each game.
- Lacks elite length, Bagley’s wingspan only stretches 7-0 and shows within his lack of defensive presence at times (0.9 BLK and 0.8 STL on the year).
- Does not have consistent defensive effort.
- Lack of a strong lower body makes it difficult to carve out space from under defenders.
- Can disappear at times
- Doesn’t handle double teams very well; fails to make the obvious pass to the open shooter at times.
- Settles with difficult shots from the post against stronger post defenders.
- Overly reliant on left-hand; needs to develop right-hand finishing.
- Is essentially a 6-11 athletic center with the skillsets of a wing player; Uses an impressive array of offensive maneuvers rare in big men.
- Offensively, Bagley draws comparisons to Anthony Davis, who also possesses guard-like offensive skills with elite physical tools. However, Bagley has yet to develop the same defensive impact.
- Has an incredible feel for the game, no doubt one of the most offensively skilled big man in the draft.
- Free throw mechanics can improve, does not bring the ball down, lacks rhythm (62.7%) from the field.
- Projects as an elite rebounder at the next level; uses 6-11 size, athleticism, and fluidity to get rebound over opposing big men (11.1 rebound per game)
- Most points come off offensive rebounds and cuts, would like to see a higher level of shot creation on the next level.
- At this point, defense remains the largest issue; however, Bagley’s motor and athleticism project him as a plus defender on the next level.
Vs. Florida State 32PTS (13/17 FGM/FGA) (1/2 3PM/3PA) 21REB 1AST 1STL
Vs. Virginia 30PTS (13-18 FGM/FGA) (2/4 3PM/3PA) 14REB 3PF 2TO
Vs. Kansas (Elite Eight) 16PTS (5-9 FGM/FGA) (1/1 3PM/3PA) 10REB 2AST 2TO