Duke Basketball: Marvin Bagley III records second double-double of career

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Former Duke basketball player Marvin Bagley III came off the bench Saturday night versus the Golden State Warriors and recorded the second double-double of his rookie year.

Sacramento Kings forward and former Duke basketball star Marvin Bagley III had a proficient game versus the Golden State Warriors.

Bagley showed why he was the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

As Duke fans learned last year, he is a multi-dimensional scorer who has crafty moves in the post and can also step out and knock down the three-point shot. Not only can the forward score, but at 6-foot11, he also has a tight handle and can bring the ball down the floor.


At Duke, Bagley was a double-double machine and had a non-stop motor. Bagley helped lead the Blue Devils to an Elite Eight run before losing to Kansas last March. He was instantly loved by Blue Devil fans and was a must-watch player in college.

Bagley now brings the same talent and work ethic to the NBA. In recent games, he has been given more minutes to show off his potential.

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On Saturday night versus the Warriors, Bagley was able to record his second career double-double. He finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds. He was able to put up this monstrous stat line in 34 minutes off the bench. Bagley finished with an efficient night shooting (7-for-15 from the floor).

In Bagley’s rookie year, he is averaging 12.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and shooting 50 percent from the field. These averages could increase through the remainder of the year as Bagley is given more opportunities.

Other Blue Devils on the floor in Saturday night’s game were Kings forward Harry Giles and Warriors guard Quinn Cook.

Giles ended the night with 11 min, 10 points, and four assists. Giles was predicted to have a breakout year but has not had that sort of year yet. Warriors point guard Quinn Cook started for injured star Stephen Curry. Cook had a rough shooting performance, finishing 2-for-11.

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The Warriors defeated the Kings, 117-116, on a Klay Thompson game-winner. The Kings’ next game is versus the Utah Jazz on Sunday, November 25 at 8:00 PM ET.