Cooper Flagg is starting to gather the hype that only a few basketball prospects have had over the past decade. And, the former class of 2025 prospect is now a 2024 prospect.
The Maine native is an absolute legend on the high-level travel basketball circuit. His all-around game and athleticism have scouts salivating.
Take a look at some of these highlights.
Great day for Cooper Flagg at Nike Academy. Locking up defensively, making shots from all over, showing his one on one scoring ability and bringing nonstop intensity. pic.twitter.com/pfcJs2Bwkt
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 10, 2023
Cooper Flagg in peach Jam so far:
it’s been special watching him work pic.twitter.com/8UrJJejCw0
— Pistons Draft Talk (@PDTScouting) July 8, 2023
Cooper Flagg was named NBPA Top 100 Camp MVP 🏆 @Top100Camp
THE HYPE IS REAL 🗣️🗣️🗣️ pic.twitter.com/QLNAfLlM7Y
&mdash ; Overtime (@overtime) July 1, 2023
Clearly, the kid can play. And, with his reclassification from 2025 to 2024, the Montverde Academy player is now the top prospect in the 2024 class.
Cooper Flagg just announced he's reclassified from 2025 to 2024, making him NBA draft eligible in 2025. He just narrowly made the cut age-wise with his late December birthday, and looks like a strong candidate to be the No. 1 pick in that class. https://t.co/4XWGuYQoeP
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 11, 2023
This isn’t a case of a kid who was already older than his peers, going back to the grade most kids with his birthday are in. Cooper Flagg won’t turn 17 until December.
As for his college recruitment, right now it seems like Duke and defending national champions UConn stand out. The On3 Prediction Machine has Duke at over 98%, but UConn seems to be gaining steam, based on rumblings from around the hoops scene.
Cooper Flagg, who recently got attention for a 1v1 game against Bradley Beal, also instantly becomes the favorite to be the first-overall pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Seems like he made the right choice.