The consensus top recruit of the 2024 class is heading to Duke.
Cooper Flagg, a 6-foot-8 forward, announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on Monday via the cover of SLAM.
Flagg, who hails from Newport, Maine, is currently playing at Montverde Academy in Florida. He’s the early front-runner to go first overall in the 2025 NBA draft.
The 16-year-old had an official visit with UConn in September and canceled a scheduled visit to Kansas shortly afterward. Flagg visited Duke for a second time during the Blue Devils’ Countdown to Craziness event on Oct. 20.
The 16-year-old reclassified to 2024 in August. He was previously ranked the No. 2 prospect in the 2025 class behind Cameron Boozer, the son of former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer. Flagg’s reclassification makes him eligible for the 2025 draft as he’ll turn 18 in December of his freshman campaign, just before the cutoff date for declaration.
Flagg won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2022 FIBA Under-17 World Cup and was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
Flagg averaged 25.4 points, 13 rebounds, 6.9 blocks, and 5.7 assists with Nike EYBL Peach Jam at the 16U level for Maine United. He recorded a double-double in all seven games, as well as three triple-doubles.
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