The NCAA Eligibility Center officially cleared Marvin Bagley III on Friday, which gives Duke one of the best players in college basketball, if not the best.
Bagley reclassified from the Class of 2018 and committed to Duke back in August, but his eligibility wasn’t certain at the time. Now it’s a done deal and he is good to go.
â€œFrom the outset of this process, we were optimistic that it would end with the NCAA Eligibility Center certifying Marvin to compete for Duke University in 2017-18,â€ said Mike Krzyzewski. â€œWe are thrilled for Marvin and the Bagley family. Their organization and efficiency were key to the successful conclusion of the certification process, as were the efforts of our Duke Athletics administration.â€
So we're clear: anyone can quit H.S. and get into Duke two weeks before the semester? Because I was led to believe it's much more difficult.
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) August 15, 2017
Game on, Duke. Game on.