Marvin Bagley is the No. 1 player in the 2018 class, but this morning, there’s a report that he could reclassify and play college basketball next season. 247 Sports recruiting guru Jerry Meyer dropped this little rumor in his Peach Jam roundup, hinting that Bagley could move up to the 2017 class and join USC this season:
An interesting note in Bagley’s recruitment is some intel that has come to 247Sports of the possibility of him reclassifying up to the 2017 class. Bagley is scheduled to visit Duke and Coach K and staff have been doggedly tracking him. But the buzz is that hometown USC could be his desired destination as a potential 2017 recruit. Andy Enfield has been a familiar face at his games, but so have John Calipari and Sean Miller. In the end, though, Bagley’s recruitment has the feel of a Duke and USC showdown.
Calipari and Kenny Payne watched Bagley last night and the 6-11 power forward told reporters that he wants to make a trip to Lexington at some point. Considering Meyer’s report and the fact that he’s visiting Duke immediately following the Peach Jam, it may seem like the Blue Devils and the Trojans have the momentum, but never count out Calipari.
Read more of Meyer’s observations here. And then check out Bagley’s highlights from yesterday, along with his interview with reporters via Nick Roush: