Marvin Bagley III Parents, Stats, Contract, Salary
Marvin Bagley III has shown potential as one of the most promising figures in the 2019 season of NBA. The young athlete has shown talent and potential in a way that puts him above many players his age.
At age 20, Marvin is the second player in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history of being named as the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year in the same season.
Parents & Education
Born in Tempe Arizona, Marvin Bagley III celebrates his birthday on 14 March. Raised alongside two younger brothers: Marcus and Marley, he is the son of Marvin Jr. and Tracy Bagley.
His father Marvin Jr. was a college football player at North Carolina A&T and also played professionally with the Arizona Rattlers.
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But, Marvin’s father isn’t the one who passed down the athlete genes to the athlete. It was his grandfather who is still known as Jumpin’ Joe Caldwell for his talent in basketball.
Growing up, Marvin went to Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, and played basketball as a freshman. He transferred to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix as a sophomore and moved to Sierra Canyon in 2016 for his final year.
Marvin Bagley III shares a throwback picture on 10 May 2019 (Photo: Marvin Bagley III's Instagram)
After graduation, he attended Duke University and started his professional basketball career by playing as a freshman.
Marvin Bagley III started his basketball career in high school, where he played for different teams. His career took a big turn towards success when he joined Duke University and played the 2017-18 NBA season.
The tall sportsman of height six feet and eleven inches (210 cm) immediately caught the eyes of many teams. In the 2018-19 season, he played 62 during which he made a solid impression. His stats are proof of Marvin's capability.
Marvin Bagley III NBA stats (Photo: stats.nba.com)
In 2018, he signed a two-year contract worth $15,861720 with Sacramento Kings, making his average salary of $7,930,860 per year. During his first NBA season playing for Kings, Marvin was named Rookie of the Year and was also ranked 5th among all NBA rookies.
Injuries In 2019
Sadly, the rising star’s journey hasn’t been comfortable. During one of the matches held on Feb 2019, Marvin came down with a sprain on the left knee. Thankfully, the MRI report showed that he avoided a significant knee injury.
However, it wasn’t the only injury Marvin faced during his ascent. On 15 December 2018, He came down hard with a bone bruise on his left knee while playing against the Golden State Warriors.
But, the injuries did not add any weight on Marvin’s ambitions. Instead, he dedicated his time off the court to brush up his knowledge about the game. He studied and watched films to see what he could do better.
After the injuries, Marvin has come back stronger and wiser, making him an essential asset to his team Sacramento Kings.