2024 No. 1 Cooper Flagg Seemingly Focused On Duke & UConn
Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, seems to have narrowed his decision down to two schools — Duke and Kansas.
According to 247Sports, Flagg has cancelled his official visit to Kansas, which was planned for this weekend. On Sept. 11, it was reported that Kansas head coach Bill Self and staff went to Montverde Academy to meet with Flagg and other recruits. Flagg was scheduled to attend the Late Night in Phog event scheduled for Friday.
Now that Kansas seems to be out of the picture, Flagg could be down to either the Blue Devils or Huskies.
Flagg was originally the top player in the Class of 2025 but reclassified to 2024. He remains at the top of the rankings because of his insane blend of size, skill, athleticism, and much more.
Flagg visited UConn on Sept. 22-24 and plans to be on Duke’s campus from Oct. 20-22. He visited Durham unofficially over the summer and this will be his first official visit. It has also been reported that Flagg will attend Duke’s “Countdown to Craziness” on Oct. 13.
During his time with UConn, Flagg was accompanied by Huskie center and close friend Donovan Clingan. Both Flagg and Clingan’s mothers played basketball together at the University of Maine. Flagg was also present at the football game between Duke and UConn.
Flagg’s experience with UConn was described as “positive” while he has spoken highly of Duke since his recruitment began. The visit to Duke is just two weeks away as Flagg continues his process.
Flagg is expected to spend one year in college before being one of the top picks in the NBA Draft. With the visit to Kansas officially cancelled, the top-ranked player in the nation seems to be down to two schools and the decision could be coming soon. At this point, Duke seems to be the favorite to land Flagg but anything is possible.