Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

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 recreation at Jayson Tatum’s camp.

After the Brian Scalabrine-led buzz was laid to relaxation, it was again to enterprise as typical for the arguably high prospect within the nation (no matter class).

Till now.

Flagg has introduced that he’s reclassifying to the Class of 2024 from the ’25 group, which provides him a head begin on the following chapter of his basketball profession, together with the skilled ranks.

Montverde Academy (Fla.) shared the information by way of social media:

Senior 12 months incoming 👀

Congratulations @Cooper_Flagg 👏

Now let’s put a 🏆 within the case

— Montverde Academy Basketball (@MVABasketball) August 11, 2023

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor added thrilling context to the information for NBA followers.

Large information. Cooper Flagg in 2025, Cameron Boozer in 2026, AJ Dybantsa in 2027. Some main prospects coming to the NBA.

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) August 11, 2023

Flagg’s defensive skills are what initially put him on the recruiting map, a mixture of dimension and pace with the agility to cowl a ton of area. Not too long ago, 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 menace … plus top-level protection and rebounding? There’s room for that on an NBA roster.

And now, the league won’t have to attend as lengthy to get it.

After all, Flagg additionally has a near-open go to a couple high schools, from Duke, Kansas, and UCLA to UConn, Villanova, Kansas State, and extra.

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