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.
Cooper Flagg, Nation’s No. 1 Basketball Recruit, Officially Signs With Duke
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the Class of 2024, officially signed his National Letter of Intent with Duke on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-8 Flagg, a native of Newport, Maine, had verbally committed to Duke and Coach Jon Scheyer on Oct. 30, but Wednesday marked the first day of the NCAA Early Signing Period.
Duke has the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class, per 247Sports.com, with Flagg, five-star small forward Kon Knueppel, five-star small forward Isaiah Evans, four-star big man Pat Nbonga, four-star small forward Darren Harris and
Flagg was part of a blockbuster five-man recruiting class who signed at national powerhouse Montverde (FL) Academy. Also signing were five-star forward Liam McNeeley (Indiana), five-star forward Asa Newell (Georgia), four-star point guard Curtis Givens (LSU) and four-star point guard Rob Wright (Baylor).
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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.
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