Marvin Bagley III is the top basketball prospect in the 2018 class. USC is among the teams strongly recruiting Bagley, and it seems the Trojans have upped the ante by offering a scholarship to Bagley’s youngest brother, Martray.
Only Martray is 7 years old.
Bagley’s father posted on Instagram a photo with the news that all three of his sons — Marvin, Marcus and Martray — all had scholarship offers from USC.
Marcus is a shooting guard in the class of 2020, who also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. But obviously, the big prize here is Marvin III, whose unique skill set for someone in a 6-foot-11 frame has coaches and scouts salivating. He’s already the top pick in some 2019 NBA mock drafts and has drawn comparisons to Kevin Garnett.
Marvin (Sierra Canyon/Tempe, Ariz.) also is considering re-classifying to the Class of 2017, which would allow him to play college basketball this season. He is considering offers from Duke, USC, Arizona and more. He visited USC on Thursday.
But what of the offer for the second-grader? Writes USA Today’s Andrew Joseph:
Of course, the chances of Martray cashing in on that offer 11 years from now are pretty slim. First, [coach Andy] Enfield would have to remain at USC. Given the turnover in college basketball, it would be shocking if Enfield both had the success to stay at USC for 11 more years but didn’t accept a job at a more prominent college basketball program.
Will the PR move pay off? That remains to be seen. But if Bagley were to select the Trojans, it would be Andy Enfield’s highest-profile player since taking over in Los Angeles. And Bagley’s elite talent and athleticism will give other Pac-12 coaches fits.