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. Collin Murray-Boyles – 6-7 – South Carolina
  3. Noa Essengue – 6-10 – France
  4. Jarin Stevenson – 6-10 – Alabama
  5. Donnie Freeman – 6-9 – Syracuse
  6. Brandon Garrison – 6-9 – Kentucky
  7. Asa Newell – 6-9 – Georgia
  8. Johni Broome – 6-10 – Auburn
  9. Trevon Brazile – 6-9 – Arkansas
  10. Izan Almansa – 6-10 – Spain
  11. Norchad Omier – 6-7 – Baylor (Nicaragua)
  12. Grant Nelson – 6-11 – Alabama
  13. Omaha Biliew – 6-7 – Wake Forest
  14. Bassala Bagayoka – 6-10 – Mali
  15. Aiden Sherrell – 6-11 – Alabama
  16. Malique Lewis – 6-8 – Capitanes (Trinidad and Tobago)
  17. Coleman Hawkins – 6-10 – Kansas State
  18. Michael Nwoko – 6-9 – Mississippi State
  19. Mark Mitchell – 6-8 – Missouri
  20. Joseph Tugler – 6-7 – Houston
  21. Derik Queen – 6-9 – Maryland
  22. Malik Reneau – 6-7 – Indiana
  23. Mohamed Diakite – 6-10 – France
  24. Zacharie Perrin – 6-10 – France
  25. Ruben Prey – 6-11 – St John’s
  26. Ian Schieffelin – 6-9 – Clemson
  27. Malik Dia – 6-9 – Ole Miss
  28. K.J. Adams Jr. – 6-7 – Kansas
  29. Eric Dixon – 6-8 – Villanova
  30. Ousmane N’Diaye – 6-11 – Senegal
  31. Bryce Hopkins – 6-6 – Providence
  32. Alexandros Samodurav – 6-11 – Greece
  33. Sean Stewart – 6-8 – Ohio State
  34. Jayden Williams – 6-9 – OTE (Snellville, GA)
  35. James Brown – 6-8 – UNC
  36. Taylor Bowen – 6-9 – Florida State
  37. RJ Jones – 6-7 – Virginia Tech
  38. Jalen Washington – 6-9 – North Carolina
  39. A.J. Casey – 6-8 – Miami
  40. Zach Clemence – 6-10 – Kansas