October 31, 2023
Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the Class of 2024, has officially committed to Duke University. Flagg made the announcement on Slam, ending his recruitment process.
Flagg, a 6-foot-8 player from Newport, Maine, is known for his versatility and athleticism. According to his coach at Montverde Academy, Kevin Boyle, Flagg has been improving steadily and has shown significant growth in his shooting and one-on-one abilities. With his high upside, Flagg is expected to excel both in college and potentially in the professional league.
Flagg visited Duke for its Countdown to Craziness event and had a positive experience. He posed for photos in Duke colors, including one with the school's NCAA championship trophies. Flagg's mother even wore a Christian Laettner Duke jersey. The Crystal Ball on 247Sports.com showed a 100% prediction in favor of Duke, indicating strong indications of his commitment to the university.
Duke has been Flagg's dream school, but he has also expressed interest in exploring other options. However, his visit to UConn, the reigning NCAA champion, went well, and he stayed with Donovan Clingan, a projected lottery pick in the NBA Draft. Flagg's connection to UConn goes beyond basketball, as their mothers played together on the Maine women's basketball team in the 1990s.
Duke's men's basketball coach, Jon Scheyer, recently agreed to a six-year contract extension. This news further solidifies Flagg's commitment to Duke, as Scheyer expressed his dedication to the university and the team's success.
Cooper Flagg's commitment to Duke University is a significant milestone in his basketball career. As the No. 1 high school prospect, Flagg's decision to choose his dream school showcases his confidence in Duke's program. With his impressive skills and potential, Flagg has the opportunity to make a significant impact both in college and potentially in the professional league. Duke fans can look forward to seeing Flagg's contributions on the court and the continued success of the team.
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