Duke basketball recruiting: Blue Devils enter ‘Capture the Flagg’

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Cooper Flagg now has his “dream school” Duke basketball offer.

Next season, 2025 Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg will make his Montverde Academy (Fla.) debut as a sophomore after transferring from Nokomis Regional (Maine). He now knows he’ll do so with a Blue Devil offer in tow.

The 6-foot-8, 195-pound versatile small forward, who has a shot to go down as the best prep player from Maine in history, tweeted news of the offer on Sunday evening.

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Although the Blue Devils are quick to the sure-to-explode race, a few other high-major schools have already arrived on the “Capture the Flagg” scene. Per his Twitter account, Iowa, Michigan, and UCLA entered the mix in April.

Flagg is a crafty playmaker with a smooth stroke and athletic frame. With that in mind, he’s likely to give off Mike Dunleavy vibes in some Duke fans’ eyes.

Speaking of Blue Devil vibes, Flagg has implied he feels them. He recently told Travis Graf of Rivals that Duke is his “dream school” and punctuated the proclamation with a “for sure.”

Still, considering he’s only 15 years old, chances are it’ll be a while before the Cooper Flagg recruitment comes to an end.

A flurry of first 2025 Duke basketball recruiting offers

First-year Duke head coach Jon Scheyer watched Cooper Flagg star for Maine United at an EYBL event in Orlando five weeks ago. In one game, Flagg and his squad happened to be facing Nightrydas Elite (Fla.), featuring Cameron and Cayden Boozer, the twin sons of former Blue Devil national champ and two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer.

Now, evidence shows that Scheyer must have been in dreamland over what he saw that weekend from Flagg and the Boozer brothers.

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As of the quick blast of moves this weekend to officially ignite Duke’s 2025 recruiting pursuits, those three projected five-stars stand as the only trio in history to hold Blue Devil offers while still technically being first-year high school students.

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