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17-Year-Old Duke Phenom Cooper Flagg ‘Dominates’ Scrimmage Against NBA’s Best



Duke freshman Cooper Flagg competed against Team USA, including NBA Champion and former Duke player Jayson Tatum. Also pictured is Duke legend Grant Hill.

On Monday, Duke freshman Cooper Flagg took the internet by storm when he ‘dominated’ a scrimmage against the NBA’s best players.


Flagg was added to the Team USA Select Team recently, and is spending some time now in Las Vegas scrimmaging against the Team USA Olympic Team that is preparing for the upcoming Olympics. At just 17 years old, the Duke freshman has yet to step on a college basketball court, but has now already played against the best of the best in the world.

Flagg, the number one overall player in 247 Sports’ 2025 rankings, has a perfect “100” rating on the popular rankings site. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound prospect plays for the basketball powerhouse Montverde Academy. He chose the Blue Devils over UConn, which he visited last September.

Flagg is from Newport, Maine, and has since showcased his talent all over the country since moving to Florida to play for Montverde. He now joins a new-look Duke roster that includes Caleb Foster, Tyrese Proctor, and newcomers Maliq Brown, Mason Gillis, Sion James, and others.

Duke hasn’t landed 247Sports’ number one overall recruit since 2018, when it reeled in RJ Barrett. That class also included Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson. In addition to Flagg, Scheyer also brought in 2025 five stars Khaman Maluach (7-foot-1 center), Isaiah Evans (6-foot-6 wing), and Kon Knueppel (6-foot-5 wing).

Check out more videos of Flagg’s performance here.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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richard johnson
richard johnson
7 days ago

So where is the domination. Looks like a pick up game.I will say the kid looks very good but dominate is not a word I would choose.

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