It’s been a busy week and a half for Cooper Flagg, the 6-foot-8 expertise who has the basketball world watching his each transfer.
He first hit the headlines in early August after a rumor swirled that he beat NBA all-star Bradley Beal throughout a 1-on-1 sport at Jayson Tatum’s camp.
After the Brian Scalabrine-led buzz was laid to relaxation, it was again to enterprise as traditional for the arguably high prospect within the nation (no matter class).
Flagg has introduced that he’s reclassifying to the Class of 2024 from the ’25 group, which supplies him a head begin on the following chapter of his basketball profession, together with the skilled ranks.
Montverde Academy (Fla.) shared the information through social media:
Senior Yr incoming 👀
Congratulations @Cooper_Flagg 👏
Now let’s put a 🏆 within the case pic.twitter.com/oaVtz0G2xP
— Montverde Academy Basketball (@MVABasketball) August 11, 2023
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor added thrilling context to the information for NBA followers.
Huge information. Cooper Flagg in 2025, Cameron Boozer in 2026, AJ Dybantsa in 2027. Some main prospects coming to the NBA. https://t.co/3zOcIhUWgt
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) August 11, 2023
Flagg’s defensive talents are what initially put him on the recruiting map, a mixture of dimension and velocity with the agility to cowl a ton of area. Lately, although, his offensive output has turned heads nationally, culminating throughout his EYBL marketing campaign, the place he averaged 25.4 factors, 13.0 rebounds, and 6.9 blocks.
The heightened consideration builds off the Victor Wembanyama Impact, the worldwide sensation who went No. 1 within the 2023 NBA draft and has been referred to as a “generational expertise.”
The peak blended with guard-like expertise off the dribble, the vary of a seasoned scoring risk … plus top-level protection and rebounding? There’s room for that on an NBA roster.
And now, the league may not have to attend as lengthy to get it.
In fact, Flagg additionally has a near-open move to a couple high schools, from Duke, Kansas, and UCLA to UConn, Villanova, Kansas State, and extra.
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