Bagley averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in his 12 games with the Sun Devils as a freshman this past season.
“As much as I would love to play college basketball for another year, I feel that I owe it to myself and my family to explore all of my options,” he said in the post. “With that being said, I have decided to take the next step and declare for the 2021 NBA draft.”
Bagley will likely be a first-round pick as a versatile wing at 6’8″ and 215 pounds. He missed some playing time due to COVID-19 pauses as well as ankle and calf injuries.
“This season, like any other season, had its ups and downs, but I believe it was very beneficial for me and my game,” Bagley told ESPN. “I think teams were able to see a little bit of my versatility on both ends of the floor. I stepped out and defended guards, but I also was down there being physical with the bigs in the paint. And on the offensive end I played out of my position at the 4, but I showed glimpses of what I look like at my natural position at the 2 or 3. I can’t wait to show my entire game to teams.”
The NBA draft is July 29 at 8 p.m. ET. The first round will be televised on ESPN and ABC.