Maine’s Cooper Flagg, potential No. 1 choose in 2025 NBA Draft, reclassifies

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Flagg can enter faculty and finally the NBA a 12 months sooner than anticipated.

Cooper Flagg introduced he’s reclassifying to 2024. Gregory Payan/AP Photograph

Cooper Flagg’s identify has been everywhere in the basketball world this summer season, and he simply made a significant profession resolution.

Flagg, initially from Maine and touted as one of many prime highschool prospects within the nation, elected to reclassify from 2025 to 2024. It will enable Flagg to enter faculty subsequent fall and provides him NBA Draft eligibility as early as 2025.

As ESPN’s Jonathan Givony famous, Flagg barely made the lower to reclassify based mostly on his age.

Flagg, a 6-foot-8-inch ahead, was beforehand the No. 2 ranked prospect within the class of 2025. With this reclassification, he may launch to the highest participant within the 2024 class.

Final season, Flagg averaged 9.8 factors per recreation, 5.2 rebounds per recreation, and three.0 assists per recreation at Montverde Academy in Florida, in response to MaxPreps.

At Steph Curry’s Beneath Armour camp, Flagg turned heads along with his athleticism, taking pictures capability, and dedication to the defensive finish as properly. He’s poised for a powerful closing 12 months of highschool and has but to commit to a school.

Flagg has given himself the potential to be the No. 1 general choose within the 2025 NBA Draft by reclassifying. He holds gives from UConn, Texas, Duke, Kansas, Windfall, Villanova, Michigan, UCLA, and extra, and has reportedly visited Duke.