Cooper Flagg

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: Duke
(Newport Maine)
HT: 6-8WT: 200
BORN: NAYEAR: Class of 2024WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Cooper Flagg commits to Duke! The Blue Devils land the most coveted recruit in the country, giving them another special recruiting class.

Flagg is an elite prospect. He’s one of the most complete two-way prospects I’ve covered in 15+ years of doing this. He’s a mobile and uniquely talented PF with an advanced game and an all around skill-set. He’s one of the most instinctual and dominant defenders I’ve ever seen at the high school level.

At about 6-8 and maybe still growing he’s got good size and moves very smoothly on the court. He’s got great court awareness and always seems to be in position to make plays.

Rebounds the ball well. Uses his size and length and can get off the ground. Can push the ball off the rebound, has solid handles and is a playmaker. Is more of a big wing than a PF.

Has great touch on his jumper, on floaters and a knack for putting the ball in the basket. Scores from 3 levels.

Plays with an edge, intensity and attitude.

At this point he looks like a sure-fire one and done and an early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2025 draft.


Comparisons

  • Andrei Kirilinko+
  • Scottie Pippen

Draft Projection

top 2 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft

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2025 PF Rankings

  1. Cooper Flagg – 6-8 – Duke
  2. Noa Essengue – 6-10 – France
  3. Bassala Bagayoka – 6-10 – Mali
  4. Brandon Garrison – 6-9 – OK. State
  5. Omaha Biliew – 6-7 – Iowa State
  6. Joseph Tugler – 6-7 – Houston
  7. Asa Newell – 6-9 – Georgia
  8. Aiden Sherrell – 6-11 – Alabama
  9. Michael Nwoko – 6-9 – Miami
  10. Mark Mitchell – 6-8 – Duke
  11. Derik Queen – 6-8 – Baltimore, MD
  12. Qin Pang – 6-9 – Queens, NY (China)
  13. Sean Stewart – 6-8 – Duke
  14. Jayden Williams – 6-9 – OTE (Snellville, GA)
  15. James Brown – 6-8 – UNC
  16. Taylor Bowen – 6-9 – Florida State
  17. RJ Jones – 6-7 – Virginia Tech
  18. Mohamed Diakite – 6-10 – France
  19. Jalen Washington – 6-9 – North Carolina
  20. Amani Hansberry – 6-8 – Illinois
  21. A.J. Casey – 6-8 – Miami
  22. Zach Clemence – 6-10 – UC Santa Barbara