Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg sits, cheers with Cameron Crazies

Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cooper Flagg (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball recruit Cooper Flagg sat with the Cameron Crazies on Friday night. 

The red — or perhaps blue — carpet was rolled out for Cooper Flagg on Friday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium as he began his official visit during the Duke basketball team’s Countdown to Craziness.

Flagg, VJ Edgecombe, and Patrick Ngongba II were all in attendance but the attention remains heavily on the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, who has narrowed his options to Duke or UConn.

The 6-foot-9 forward made his appearance in Durham in front of the sold-out crowd as he walked into Cameron and was quickly summoned by the Cameron Crazies to sit with him as the team prepared to play its scrimmage.

Cooper Flagg made his way across the court and was even greeted by the famous plastic baby doll that surfs around the student section, which he eventually raised in the air like he was in the Lion King.

Prior to the scrimmage, Flagg was dancing with the Crazies to Cascada’s Everytime We Touch, which is played before every Duke basketball game.

Duke head coach Jon Scheyer even joined Flagg, Edgecombe, and Ngongba with the Crazies during the scrimmage as Blue Devil commits Isaiah Evans, Darren Harris, and Kon Knueppel were also in the crowd of students.

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Ace Flagg, Cooper’s brother and a 2025 prospect, and Nate Ament were in attendance on Friday as well.

The younger Flagg does not hold an offer from Duke but Ament does.

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Cooper Flagg originally trimmed his list to three schools but cut the Kansas Jayhawks from his finalists after canceling his official visit to Lawrence which was scheduled for early October.

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Flagg did take an official visit to UConn in September and there has been rumors and growing buzz linking the two parties together despite Duke being the perceived favorites throughout his recruitment.

There have been no other details given on the rest of the schedule for Cooper Flagg’s official visit to Duke but many are expecting a decision from him shortly after he returns back to Montverde Academy (Fla.).

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