Arizona State’s Marcus Bagley Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Story by Brandon Bonaparte

Another Sun Devil has announced his plans to give the NBA a try.

Less than a week after fellow 2020 recruiting classmate Josh Christopher announced his decision to leave, Arizona State forward Marcus Bagley followed suit, declaring for the 2021 NBA draft via his Twitter page.

Bagley, who averaged 10.8 PPG and 6.2 RPG, had his only season at ASU cut short due to injuries. He last started a game January 30th against Stanford.

While Bagley has declared for the draft, he will still maintain his college eligibility. From Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California, Bagley was a four star recruit. He was one of the main reasons why expectations at ASU were so high this year, a team that could never quite find its footing due to injuries and COVID-19.

In some mock drafts, such as one by Jonathan Wasserman on bleacherreport.com, Bagley is projected to go as high as the first round. 

As for Arizona State, Bobby Hurley looks to hit the reset button for the 2021-2022 campaign.