Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg makes major decision in recruitment

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

Duke basketball recruiting target Cooper Flagg made a major decision in his recruitment. 

Things are certainly beginning to take shape in the race for Duke basketball recruiting target Cooper Flagg after he cut one of his three finalists from his list on Monday night.

Multiple reports surfaced saying Flagg has canceled his official visit to Kansas this weekend and will not reschedule the trip to Lawrence, meaning he is down to UConn and Duke as his final decision looms.

The No. 1 player in the Class of 2024 visited the reigning National Champions two weekends ago and upon his return to Montverde Academy (Fla.) he was visited by Kansas head coach Bill Self, and Duke head coach Jon Scheyer.

Obviously the message that was relayed between Self and Flagg didn’t go over too well with the 6-foot-8 forward after backing out of his second official visit just days before it was supposed to begin.

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Cooper Flagg is still scheduled to make another trip to Duke for an official visit beginning on October 20, the same day as the Blue Devils’ Countdown to Craziness event.

Duke remains the perceived favorite to land Flagg after he also took an unofficial visit to the campus in the early days of August as the program has racked up eight 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions for his eventual decision — two being logged shortly after the news was released of his canceled visit to Kansas.

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Cooper Flagg made the jump from the 2025 class to 2024 in early August as he meets the age qualifications to enter the 2025 NBA Draft and would need to be one year removed from his high school graduation in order to do so.

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Duke recently landed a commitment from 5-star guard Kon Knueppel as he joined 5-star wing Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris in the Blue Devil recruiting class, which is now ranked at No. 2 in the country.

There has been no timeline provided for a potential commitment from Cooper Flagg but many believe fans should be alert at the end of October when his visit to Duke concludes.

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