Duke basketball top targets continue to battle for No. 1 ranking

Duke basketball recruiting target Cooper Flagg
Duke basketball recruiting target Cooper Flagg /

Two major Duke basketball targets are continuing to battle for the No. 1 ranking. 

Two high priority 2025 Duke basketball recruiting targets, Cameron Boozer and Cooper Flagg, faced off in a very competitive game on Wednesday morning at the Nike Peach Jam.

Boozer, who plays for Nightrydas Elite, finished the game with a stat line of 22 points and 12 rebounds while Cooper Flagg, a Maine United standout, registered 21 points, 10 rebounds, and a crucial win for his team.

Both players embraced the challenge of guarding each other, demonstrating their versatility on the defensive end but Boozer appeared slightly disengaged at times.

However, he still made notable contributions and led a late rally for his team, although they ultimately fell short.

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On the other hand, Flagg’s presence was felt on both ends of the court with crucial blocks, rebounds, and scoring timely buckets.

In a defining moment, he sealed the deal with an emphatic dunk with approximately 30 seconds left in the game.

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Rivals recently elevated Cooper Flagg to the ranking of the No. 1 player in the Class of 2025.

Flagg, with this victory combined as well as being named as the Most Valuable Player at the NBPA Top 100 camp, it is highly likely that other recruiting services will follow suit and also rank him as the top player in the near future.

Speculation continues to circulate about Flagg potentially reclassifying to the 2024 class, while Cameron Boozer is expected to remain in the 2025 class.

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Jon Scheyer, along with the rest of the Duke coaching staff, maintains regular and ongoing communication with both players, establishing themselves as the leading contenders in the recruitment process of both individuals.

The Blue Devils have still yet to land a commitment in 2025 but have two players secured in 2024, Isaiah Evans and Darren Harris.

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