Duke basketball: Kyle Filipowski sends message to Cooper Flagg

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

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski sent a message to Cooper Flagg and other recruits. 

The Duke basketball program just held its biggest recruiting weekend of the year and all eyes were on Durham as Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024 began his official visit.

Flagg had already been on the campus of the Blue Devils during his unofficial visit in early August but there’s no comparison to an empty campus during the summer to a packed Cameron Indoor Stadium for Countdown to Craziness.

VJ Edgecombe and Patrick Ngongba II also took their official visits to Duke while Darren Harris, Isaiah Evans, and Kon Knueppel were also on campus for the unofficial tipoff to the season.

Flagg and the other recruits sat with the Cameron Crazies on Friday night before continuing with their visit on Saturday, which included a photoshoot in the iconic ‘Brotherhood’ jerseys.

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However, Blue Devil sophomore Kyle Filipowski had a message for the players on campus this weekend seeing if they would be a good fit with Duke.

“It’s the best place to be, to be honest,” the ACC Rookie of the Year said of what his message would be as to why the recruits on campus should commit to Duke.

“If you want to go somewhere where you can become a better version of yourself, this is the place to be.”

Filipowski was a 5-star recruit out of Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) and the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2022, which aided the Blue Devils in earning the No. 1 recruiting class in the first season under head coach Jon Scheyer.

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Duke holds the No. 2 recruiting class with its four freshmen on campus and currently ranks as the No. 4 class in 2024 with the trio of Evans, Harris, and Knueppel committed.

Cooper Flagg has narrowed his options to either Duke or UConn and a decision could come as early as next week on where he will play in college.

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“[Duke] just makes sense,” Duke freshman Jared McCain said on Cooper Flagg’s recruitment last week. “You know what I’m saying? UConn just doesn’t really make sense.”

“He’s the player who he is and coming to Duke will just amplify all his attributes.”

All expert predictions on Rivals, On3, and 247Sports still expect the Montverde Academy (Fla.) standout to commit to the Blue Devils although rumors have circulated that the Huskies have narrowed the gap between the two.

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