Marvin Bagley-led Phoenix Phamily to join Nike EYBL circuit

Marvin Bagley-led Phoenix Phamily to join Nike EYBL circuit

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Marvin Bagley-led Phoenix Phamily to join Nike EYBL circuit

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Assistant coach Marvin Bagley Jr. (right) and his son Marvin Bagley III talk during an exhibition game against Phoenix Community College at Phoenix Community College in Phoenix on October 8, 2015. (Photo: Patrick Breen/azcentral sports)

Assistant coach Marvin Bagley Jr. (right) and his son Marvin Bagley III talk during an exhibition game against Phoenix Community College at Phoenix Community College in Phoenix on October 8, 2015. (Photo: Patrick Breen/azcentral sports)

Phoenix Phamily, a boys club basketball team founded by Marvin Bagley Jr., has secured a Nike sponsorship and will be part of the prestigious Elite Youth Basketball League, which plays in tournaments such as Peach Jam against the top teams in the nation.

Key to the Nike deal is Marvin Bagley III, who averaged 33 points in seven games this fall, five against junior colleges and two against high school graduates. Bagley, a 6-foot-11 sophomore who is being homeschooled, is the No. 1-rated player in the 2018 class by ESPN.

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Bagley Jr., is founder and director of Phoenix Phamily, which also features his son Marcus, a 6-5 eighth-grader.

This could keep some of the state’s biggest up-and-coming basketball players from leaving Arizona to play in national showcases for out-of-state teams, such as Mesa Desert Ridge 6-5 sophomore Timmy Allen, who plays for the Compton (Calif.) Magic.

Bagley Jr., said that former NFL player Amp Lee agreed to join the Phoenix Phamily staff.

“Amp is a great basketball mind to have around,” Bagley Jr., said.

Lee’s son is Corona del Sol junior point guard Saben Lee, who has multiple Division I basketball scholarship offers. Lee plays for Arizona Power Basketball, which recently bought out Arizona Magic with hopes of getting a big national sponsorship.

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