Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Five-star prospect Cooper Flagg sets 3 official visits
By ADAM ZAGORIACooper Flagg is headed on some official visits.
After reclassifying to the Class of 2024 from 2025, the Montverde (FL) Academy star has set visits to UConn, Kansas and Duke, his mother told ZAGSBLOG.
All three visits will occur before the start of the college basketball season in November.
Official Visit schedule for Ccoper Flagg of @MVABasketball who has reclassed to 2024, his mom tells me
The 6-foot-9 Flagg visited Duke — which features his former Montverde teammate Sean Stewart –– unofficially in August. Now he will return for their “Countdown to Craziness.”
Montverde (FL) Academy coach Kevin Boyle, who has coached three No. 1 picks, seven top-3 picks, nine lottery picks, 16 first-round picks and 19 current NBA players, said Flagg was “unique” among players he’s coached.
“He’s right up there with anyone [I’ve coached],” Boyle said. “His talent and his versatility makes him very unique. His size, his ability to fill up a stat sheet are incredibly special. He can have 10 points and be very instrumental with a handful of assists and deflections and blocked shots and defending the key player on the other team.
“He can be such an incredibly valuable player in today’s NBA world because of his versatility that is really unique.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.