Basketball

Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke

2017 Daily News Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Sierra Canyon's, Marvin Bagley III. ( Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
2017 Daily News Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Sierra Canyon's, Marvin Bagley III. ( Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The most coveted basketball recruit in the country, regardless of class, has made his college decision.

Sierra Canyon’s Marvin Bagley III made his decision official on ESPN’s SportsCenter Monday night when he announced his commitment to Duke, breaking the hearts of local schools USC and UCLA, who were among his finalists.

Read more from the LA Daily News and reporter Evan Barnes.

Bagley, a senior, intends to file paperwork that would allow him to graduate early, compete in the 2017-18 college season and be ready for the 2018 NBA draft, where many experts think he could be the top pick.

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