Marcus Bagley is the brother of an NBA player, the son of a football player, and the grandson of a college basketball star. He’ll get a chance to carve his own path now that he’s made his college commitment decision.
On Monday, Bagley announced on Twitter that he would be attending Arizona State University. Earlier this month he had narrowed down his choices to ASU, Arizona, and Cal.
247Sports rates Bagley as the No. 50 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 14 small forward in the nation, and the No. 8 prospect from the state of California.
If I never do nothing ima rep where I’m from! COMMITTED 😈 pic.twitter.com/dvcm1nnDCJ
— Marcus Bagley (@bagleymarcus23) July 29, 2019
Despite living in California, Bagley has plenty of ties to the state of Arizona and ASU in particular.
Bagley and his family were raised in Arizona for years before moving to California.
Additionally, Bagley’s grandfather, Joe Caldwell, played for the Sun Devils from 1961 to 1964. His No. 32 jersey was later retired by the school.
Marcus’ brother, Marvin Bagley, was a more highly-touted prospect, going to Duke before being drafted No. 2 overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2018.
In joining Arizona State, Bagley joins a team that is coming off back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 1981.
Though the Sun Devils have yet to win the Pac-12 title under Bobby Hurley, perhaps Bagley can help them change that.