Projected 2025 No. 1 Overall Pick Cooper Flagg Steals the Show at Team USA Scrimmage

Projected 2025 No. 1 Overall Pick Cooper Flagg Steals the Show at Team USA Scrimmage

By: Brooks Latta | 07/09/2024

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Cooper Flagg, a 6-foot-9 forward and Duke University commit, garnered significant attention for his performance yesterday in a Team USA training camp scrimmage. The scrimmage featured a Select Team of future talent going up against Team USA's National Team, which was filled with NBA veterans.

Duke commit Cooper Flagg on his scrimmage takeover against USA Basketball:

“I’m confident in my ability and my skill. At the end of the day, I’m confident in who I am and what I do.”

At just 17 years old, Flagg impressed by scoring 17 points against seasoned NBA players, showcasing his skills and potential. Many believe he is NBA-ready and could become a future NBA All-Star. His performance has led to widespread praise and excitement about his future.

Attendees of the scrimmage noted that Flagg looked dominant in multiple sequences on both ends of the court. The 17-year-old already appears to be a franchise-changing NBA prospect, even against a team full of NBA Hall of Famers.

In the end, USA Basketball narrowly survived against the Flagg-led Select Team, winning 74-73. Anthony Davis had a game-saving block in the final possession.

What Flagg accomplished in the scrimmage was quite remarkable, given that his opponents were what some are calling one of the best Team USA rosters of all time, featuring the likes of LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Devin Booker, and Anthony Edwards, among others. One thing is for sure: the future looks bright for Cooper Flagg at both the collegiate and professional levels.

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