Sporting News: Marvin Bagley III not best player left in Sweet 16

Duke freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III has dominated this season, but not everyone is as high on the ACC Player of the Year as Blue Devils fans may expect.

The Sporting News released a list of the top players left in the Sweet 16. Bagley, who is averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament and could be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is ranked third behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Keenan Evans.

Here’s the snippet on Bagley:

Overview: The frightening part of Bagley’s production in the first two rounds is that he might have accomplished more had it been necessary. Rhode Island and Iona were unable to remain competitive late, and Duke got contributions from all areas, so Bagley didn’t have to push for more.

Gilgeous-Alexander and Evans are point guards, so perhaps that’s why they got the nod over Bagley. But Duke’s freshman has been outstanding down the stretch, and if the Blue Devils cut down the nets in early April, he’ll be a primary reason why.

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