New Duke Recruit Cooper Flagg Impresses NBA Stars at Team USA Camp

Duke freshman Cooper Flagg, only 17 years old, has already made waves by practicing with Team USA in Las Vegas.

Flagg’s Impressive Performance

During the practice, Flagg showcased his skills with a three-pointer over Anthony Davis, an acrobatic putback against Bam Adebayo while drawing a foul, and a baseline turnaround on Jrue Holiday. He stood strong against some of the NBA’s top defenders.

“The opportunity was great,” Flagg said. “It was a blessing to be here. I learned about the physicality and the details I need to improve on.”

Gratitude for the Experience

After the scrimmage, Flagg felt grateful for the chance to play with such talented players. “I was shocked and excited for this opportunity,” he shared. “I’m blessed that I could show what I have.”

He added, “Learning from these legends was huge for me. Sharing a gym with them is something I’ll always be thankful for.”

Fans believe he’s going to be amazing in college!

Coach Mosley’s Praise

U.S. select team coach Jamahl Mosley praised Flagg’s performance, saying he proved why there’s so much excitement around him. “He kicked butt here,” said Mosley. “People quickly see what he can do once he starts playing.”

Impressing Both Teams

During Monday’s scrimmage where Team USA narrowly beat the young select team by one point, Flagg impressed everyone including Devin Booker who noted his determination: “He wants it,” Booker said.

Praise from Teammates

Jaime Jaquez Jr., who played alongside Flagg and had an outstanding rookie season with Miami Heat, admired him greatly: “To do what he did without even playing college ball shows no fear,” Jaquez stated.

“He has a knack and will to win,” Jaquez continued. “The ball just finds him; you can’t teach that.”

James Shotwell
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