ESPN No. 1 ranked high school junior Marvin Bagley III poured in 32 points to lead LA United past the Home Town Favorites 83-81 in the Drew League.
The 6-11 forward also grabbed 11 rebounds.
Bagley also made history in the summer league win, becoming one of the first players to get an assist from the new Rockets star backcourt of LA United teammates James Harden and Chris Paul (see video below).
Harden had 27 points with 12 rebounds, while Paul added 13 points and 10 assists in the victory.
For the Home Town Favorites, the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points in the loss.
But the star of the game was Bagley, whose been tearing up the Drew, including notching a monster 18-point, 20-rebound double-double in last Wednesday’s 101-94 win over Seattle.
“It’s been great,” Bagley told the LA Times of his Drew League experience playing against pros.
Bagley, the nation’s top high school junior, may reclassify to the 2017 class, skipping his senior year and becoming eligible to play his college ball this fall.
“The larger motivating factor for [Bagley] and his family [in reclassifying],” wrote CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, “is to graduate early and get eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft.”
This potential move could shake up college basketball, as Bagley could challenge No. 1 Sr Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri) and No. 2 Sr DeAndre Ayton (Arizona) to become the top overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Bagley averaged 24.6 points and 10.1 rebounds on 66 percent shooting this season for Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA).
“Bagley is a scorer with impressive versatility for a 6-foot-11 power forward,” wrote Scout’s Evan Daniels. “It’s clear that the game comes easy to him and it almost appears effortless when he dominates the competition.”
“Bagley has a bag full of tricks, including touch shots, running hooks and other impressive post moves,” Daniels added.
The highly sought-after class of 2018 star has been heavily recruited for years. Before he even got to high school, Bagley already had an offer from 2014 NCAA champion UConn.
“Bagley is an exquisite talent,” reads Scout’s analysis. “A southpaw, he knocks down long jump shots, buries hooks on post-ups and handles well enough to attack off the dribble in either direction.”
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