Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg expected to see Blue Devils on UConn visit

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

Duke basketball recruit Cooper Flagg is going to see some Blue Devils this weekend. 

It is ironic how schedules work out and this situation could land in the favor of the Duke basketball program.

Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, is beginning the first of his three scheduled official visits this weekend with a trip to Connecticut to see the defending National Champion UConn Huskies.

Head coach Dan Hurley has a typical itinerary he uses on recruits when they travel to Storrs during the fall but there is an interesting development that could change those plans for this specific visit.

CTInsider detailed what a weekend for a UConn basketball recruit looks like and one of the stops is to a Huskies football game to have the player praised by the small section of fans, see pregame warmups, and leave the stadium to continue the pleasant part of the visit before the opposition lays a beat down on Connecticut.

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Many UConn fans do not want Flagg to see the winless Huskies (0-3) this week not only because of its ineptitude on the football field, but since the No. 18 Duke Blue Devils (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will be the opponent.

Duke is considered the heavy favorite to land Cooper Flagg at this stage of his recruitment and the 6-foot-8 standout has called the Blue Devils his “dream school” in previous interviews.

Duke basketball remains in great position with Cooper Flagg

Cooper Flagg’s lone unofficial visit this summer was to Duke and he will be in attendance for the program’s Countdown to Craziness on October 20, his final scheduled official visit after he travels to Kansas on October 6.

The idea of Copper Flagg attending the football game this Saturday could not be received differently from the two fanbases.

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Duke supporters love the idea of the crown jewel of Jon Scheyer’s recruiting class seeing the Duke logo and brand likely pickup another victory while he is on a visit with a rival school that appears to be the biggest competition for his commitment.

Regardless whether or not Cooper Flagg ends up at the Duke vs. UConn football game, Blue Devil fans will certainly try and flood his social media mentions of the final score should Mike Elko and company leave the Northeast with another victory.

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