After failing to lock down an NBA All-Star earlier in the Drew League season, the near-consensus best baller in the high school class of 2018 set his sights just a little bit lower—and this time, he was the one doing the embarrassing.
Marvin Bargley III, a 6’11” power forward who already has offers from blue-blood college programs like Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arizona, was challenged by Shaqtin’ a Fool legend JaVale McGee in a recent game at the famed summer rec league in Los Angeles.
McGee really wanted to hang a bucket on the 18-year-old, but Bagley stuck with him every step of the way until the Golden State Warriors center was forced into a shot-clock violation.
High school STAR Marvin Bagley checking NBA veteran JaVale McGee. Look at the foot movement. V impressivepic.twitter.com/ldmuH3OAi5
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 7, 2017
Though he’s a ways removed from an NBA career, Bagley has been gaining valuable experience with his Drew League team, playing with superstars James Harden and Chris Paul.
— AZ Finest Mixtape (@AzFinestMixtape) August 7, 2017
Earlier in the Drew League season, All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors gave Bagley the business so rudely, he ended up on the floor.