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The Next Bagley Is On The Way And It’s No Stretch To Say He’s Going To Be Good Too

Marvin’s little brother is a junior now and ready to kick some NorCal butt.

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NBA: Summer League-Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings
Jul 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) grabs a rebound against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center. 
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The Bagleys have moved to Sacramento to help their son, former Blue Devil Marvin, transition to the NBA. It’s a wise decision. The on-court stuff is only part of the adaptation. The off-court life is much more difficult in many ways and has wrecked a lot of promising careers so kudos to the Bagleys for not just turning a minnow loose with the sharks.

As part of the process, Marvin’s 6-7 brother, Marcus, has transferred to Sacramento’s Sheldon High, where former Duke star DeMarcus Nelson went for his senior year.

It’s quite a gift for the team. Already accomplished, it adds another highly promising talent and can make a run back to the state finals.

Also worth noting: Sheldon has something fairly rare - a highly regarded Vietnamese-American point guard. Justin Nguyen is good enough to get serious D-1 attention. We’ve seen good Chinese players and of course Jeremy Lin, from a Taiwanese family, grew up in the states and became a solid NBA player. Vietnamese though? That’s fairly new ground.

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