Duke is making a run on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page of Marvin Bagley, one of UK’s top basketball recruiting targets and the No. 1 player in the class of 2018.
Bagley — a 6-foot-11 prospect from Arizona playing his high school ball in the Los Angeles area — has narrowed his choices to UK, Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Southern Cal and UCLA. His father told 247Sports earlier this week that Bagley will take the first official visit of his recruitment to Duke next month.
Starting Tuesday afternoon, three Duke writers for the 247Sports website logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Blue Devils for Bagley, who is averaging 25.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks on the Nike circuit this year.
Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN all rank Bagley as the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2018.