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Thursday / February 22.
  • Duke commit Cooper Flagg wows NBA executives at Hoophall Classic

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke commit Cooper Flagg continued to impress NBA executives and scouts on Friday night at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

    The 6-foot-9 Flagg went for 25 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 blocks and 2 steals in an 80-50 rout of Oak Hill Academy (VA).

    Flagg, the No. 1 recruit in 2024, committed to Duke over UConn in October and is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Flagg would be the fourth No. 1 pick coached by Montverde’s Kevin Boyle should he eventually go with the top pick.

    There has been some discussion about whether Flagg would hypothetically go No. 1 in this year’s draft if he were eligible — but at least one NBA scout believes Alex Sarr would go No. 1.

    Sarr, a 7’1″ center who plays for the National Basketball League’s Perth Wildcats, is projected No. 1 by ESPN.com. The NBL is the top men’s pro basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.

    “Cooper is very good but he would not be No 1,” the NBA scout said. “Watch highlights of Sarr in Austrailia and you tell me if Cooper is better than him now.”

    The conversation is moot since Flagg will spend a year at Duke — trying to help Jon Scheyer win a national championship — before going to the NBA.

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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.

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