Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg works out with team during unofficial visit

Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program is continuing to host top prospect Copper Flagg. 

More details are emerging from Cooper Flagg‘s unofficial visit to the Duke basketball program and the latest information comes from Blue Devil freshman Sean Stewart.

Stewart and Flagg were teammates at Montverde Academy (Fla.) last season and the two forwards had to get together for a picture during the Maine product’s trip to Durham.

Flagg arrived on campus Tuesday to begin his visit and, according to an Instagram post from the Duke freshman forward on Wednesday night, the 6-foot-8 sensation was still hanging around the team and appeared to get a workout in with the squad.

It is the first known visit, official or unofficial, in the recruiting process for Cooper Flagg, ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2025 according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The highly coveted recruit was covered in Duke gear as he posed next to Stewart.

UConn, Kansas, Michigan, Texas, UCLA, Villanova, and others have also offered the 5-star target.

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Cooper Flagg was always a major name and talent on the recruiting circuit but his performance last month at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam made his stock soar even higher in the eyes of talent evaluators with 25.4 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 6.8 blocks per game.

Duke basketball program seems like perfect match for Cooper Flagg

Even before Cooper Flagg earned an offer from the Blue Devils in May 2022 he already had a major eye for the historic program, calling Duke his “dream school” on multiple occasions.

He also mentioned that he models some of his game after former players like Jayson Tatum and Grayson Allen.

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There have been rumors that Flagg could reclassify into the 2024 recruiting class because he would meet the age requirement to be eligible for the 2025 NBA Draft if he were to be a one-and-done in college, which many expect him to do.

Duke does not have a commitment in the Class of 2025 yet, although remain heavily linked to star twins Cameron and Cayden Boozer, and have already landed two verbal pledges from 2024 prospects Isaiah Evans and Darren Harris.

There is no timetable on Cooper Flagg’s recruitment as his family is keeping things very private but the Blue Devils feel very good about its standing as it leads the race for the ‘can’t miss prospect’.

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