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Duke Receives New Expert Prediction For 5-Star PF Marvin Bagley, 2018's Top Recruit

There's a new prediction for the top 2018 basketball recruit, and it's a big one.

Tempe (Ariz.) Sierra Canyon five-star power forward Marvin Bagley is the No. 1 player in the 2018 class. Recently, reports have indicated that Bagley could elect to skip his senior season and enroll somewhere this summer.

247Sports' Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer thinks the battle could be down to Duke and USC for Bagley, and today he entered a prediction for Duke into Bagley's 247Sports Crystal Ball.

In fact, the Blue Devils have been trending for Bagley of late.

If Duke does land Bagley, and he enrolls early, he should immediately boost them into the preseason No. 1 ranking. If Marques Bolden improves as a sophomore, and freshman Wendell Carter is as good as advertised, Bagley would make Duke's front line one of the best, if not the best, in the country.

Meanwhile, if USC snags him, he would be a huge program-changing recruit for Andy Enfield.