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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Marvin Bagley Decision Day Edition

The best player in high school hoops makes his decision today. Where will he land?

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It’s decision time for Marvin Bagley, who will make his decision later tonight.

I would be surprised if it’s anyone other than Duke, but weirder things have happened in recruiting. Frankly, this has been one of the stranger recruitments in recent memory, so who knows what he’ll ultimately do tonight.

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Good times.

Your Quickies

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