2023 - 2024 Player of the Year

National Boys Basketball

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Cooper Flagg

Height: 6-FOOT-9
Press Release

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“Cooper Flagg stands out from the crowd for his versatility, intensity and commitment to playing on both sides of the ball. In a situation where he was the lone star player, he would put up monster scoring numbers, but his selflessness and ability to still produce at a high level on a very complete roster really stands out. He has positional versatility, size and is arguably the best defensive player in the class of 2024. Bottom line, he’s the ultimate competitor and a true winner who is very deserving of all the accolades he’s received.”
Eric Rossi
247 Sports Director of Basketball
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Athletic Excellence

At the time of his selection, the 6-foot-9, 195-pound senior wing had led the Eagles to a 31-0 record and a berth in the Chipotle Nationals. Flagg averaged 16.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.6 steals this past season, shooting 54.8 percent from the field through 31 games. The 2024 Naismith Award National High School Player of the Year, Flagg is a McDonald’s All-American Game selection and a member of both Nike Hoop Summit Team USA and the Jordan Brand Classic squad. Also the 2021-22 Gatorade Maine Player of the Year, he is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2024 by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals.

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Academic Achievement

Flagg has maintained a weighted 4.10 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Duke University this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Flagg has donated his time to charitable fundraising events for a variety of causes. His AAU team hosted an exhibition game this past summer to raise money with proceeds going to the Donovan Kurt Memorial Cancer Fund, an organization dedicated to helping families pay for medical expenses incurred while fighting childhood cancers. Donovan was a childhood friend of Flagg’s who lost his battle to brain cancer in November 2022. Flagg also participated in a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities, with which the Flagg family has a personal connection. Flagg’s parents stayed at a Ronald McDonald House when both he and his twin brother were admitted to the NICU as infants. He has also volunteered at youth basketball camps and clinics in both Maine and Florida.