Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg becomes biggest prize after Peach Jam

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

The biggest recruiting prize in the country could be Duke basketball target Cooper Flagg. 

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Duke basketball target Cooper Flagg prior to him stepping on the court this weekend at Nike’s EYBL Peach Jam and that has only grown after a week in South Carolina.

Flagg is now considered the best high school prospect in the country, regardless of class, as he consistently delivered jaw-dropping performance after jaw-dropping performance.

The 6-foot-9 forward scored at least 18 points in six of the seven games he played, with Jon Scheyer attending most, including three outings of at least 10 blocks and two triple-double’s in North Augusta.

Flagg’s best performance came on Thursday against ProSkills when he posted 38 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 blocks in a victory as his other triple-double came in the quarterfinals against New Heights Lightning when he calmed accounted for 37 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 blocks.

However, Flagg’s team, Maine United, lost in the E16 Championship against Cameron and Cayden Boozer the Nightrydas, a team in which Flagg helped upset earlier in the week.

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The highly sought after Duke target 18 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.

Duke basketball hoping to remain leaders in Cooper Flagg race

Cooper Flagg still remains the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2025, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, only trailing Cameron Boozer, but there has been a lot of speculation regarding the possibility that Flagg reclassifies into 2024.

The Blue Devils are the perceived favorite to land Flagg, although UConn, Kansas, and Michigan appear to be pushing hard for him on the recruiting trail.

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Duke has two players committed in the Class of 2024, 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris.

Harris was named as the Most Valuable Player of Peach Jam this week.

There has been no timetable for a commitment from Cooper Flagg but any decision, plus a reclassification, would not likely happen until the winter.

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