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Coach K made top recruit Marvin Bagley a Blue Devil, now must turn him into a ...

His high school team at Corona del Sol in Tempe won an Arizona state championship his freshman year; he left that program to play elsewhere as a sophomore.

In Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League spring regular season, Bagley’s Nike Phamily squad went 2-14 and needed an exemption to appear in the Peach Jam championships.

Duke brought in a loaded freshman class last year that produced three selections in the first 31 picks of the draft but struggled at times because of injuries and an inability to mesh into a cohesive unit; those Devils won the ACC Tournament but lost in the NCAA second round.

Wearing a sweet grey suit with a sharp orange tie and matching pocket square that gave nothing away regarding his intentions — if Syracuse had been in the hunt, its fans would have been going bonkers — Bagley appeared twice on camera during the "SportsCenter" broadcast to promote his impending announcement.

Bagley is talented enough to immediately become a focus of the Devils' offense, although they’ve got other top recruits such as forward Wendell Carter and wing Gary Trent, as well as Duval and senior guard Grayson Allen, who averaged better than 20 points as a sophomore in 2015-16.

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