Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg makes massive decision in recruitment

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

Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg has made a major decision about his future. 

Rumors and speculation have been running wild surrounding Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg for the last month and if he would reclassify from the Class of 2025 into 2024 and now the country has its answer.

Flagg took to social media on Friday to announce his intentions to become a member of the Class of 2024 and his caption was simple, “Why wait.”

The biggest reason the 6-foot-8 forward decided to make the jump was he is old enough to enter the 2025 NBA Draft and remaining in the 2025 recruiting class meant that he wouldn’t be able to begin his professional career until 2026.

Many believe that Cooper Flagg could be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2025 draft and now the Blue Devils have their sights set on the new consensus No. 1 high school player in the 2024 class.

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The Maine native began an unofficial visit to Duke on August 1 and he has yet to visit any other program as Jon Scheyer’s squad remains the heavy favorite to land the Montverde Academy (Fla.) superstar.

There are no other known visits scheduled, unofficial or official, for Flagg.

Duke basketball inching closer to another top ranked recruiting class

Duke already has two commitments in the Class of 2024, 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris, but Scheyer is eyeing more big name high school prospects to create another top ranked incoming freshmen class.

Cooper Flagg shined at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam as his fame, stardom, and hype took off to another level at the prestigious event as other schools looked to make a strong push to try and convince the 5-star talent to consider their program.

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Flagg has previously stated that Duke has been his dream school and he modeled some of his game after Blue Devil standouts Jayson Tatum and Grayson Allen.

There is no timetable for a commitment yet from Cooper Flagg but all Duke fans are locked on social media waiting for his anticipated video and graphic to be released.

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