The biggest news in college basketball has come in August, typically one of the quietest recruiting months of the year.?

Marvin Bagley III, the nation's No. 1 high school recruit from the Class of 2018, made his announcement to reclassify up to the Class of 2017 on Monday, which means he will immediately be a freshman in college this season.

Along with his decision to reclassify, Bagley said on SportsCenter that he will play at? Duke?for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.

"I would like to thank Danny Ferry and Coach K for allowing me to wear [Ferry's] retired No. 35 at Duke University," Bagley said as he pulled a blue Duke jersey out of a bag on the SportsCenter set in Los Angeles. Ferry was the 1989 Naismith Award winner who played for the Blue Devils from 1985 through '89.

The Bagley family has roots in Durham, North Carolina, where Duke is located. Marvin's father, Marvin Bagley Jr., was born and raised in Durham and played football at North Carolina A&T.

Bagley III cited "the brotherhood" at Duke for helping sway his decision.

"That's what Coach K preached to me and my family on my visit," Bagley said. "You know, I just had a good feeling there ever since they first offered me a scholarship in ninth grade. I've always liked Duke. It's a special place. And you have to be special to be a part of it. So I'm just blessed. I thank God every day for allowing me to see schools like that and just be in a position to go to a place like that. So I'm very thankful."

Bagley had been contemplating this decision for a long time and began to explore immediate eligibility in recent months. He is now scheduled to graduate from Los Angeles' Sierra Canyon High School in August, after which the NCAA eligibility center will review his final transcript to assess whether he has met all requirements to play at the Division I level.