Over the last couple of weeks, the college basketball world has been waiting for the top recruit and five-star stud Cooper Flagg to make his decision on where he’s going to take his talents next season. Monday morning, the college basketball world got their answer and he is a player that Virginia Tech fans will see.
Flagg announced that he is headed to Durham to play for Duke and head coach John Scheyer for the 2024-25 season.
Cooper Flagg picks ACC for Duke and will see the Hokies at least once
Flagg is the consensus top-ranked player in his class and was the first-ever Gatorade Player of the Year as a freshman in Maine, averaging 20.5 points a game, 10 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.7 steals, and 3.7 blocks. Following his freshman season in Maine, Flaff transferred to national powerhouse Monteverde Academy in Florida.
What does this mean for Virginia Tech? It means they’ll see the expected top overall pick of the 2025 NBA Draft at least once. Why at least once? Well, Flagg is coming into the ACC with SMU, California, and Standford joining the conference next fall and the schedule is going to be even more unbalanced.
Virginia Tech has got commitments from Ryan Jones and Tyler Johnson for next season to come to Blacksburg, but they are not Cooper Flagg who is going to take college basketball by storm with his 6-foot-8 power forward who changes the game around the rim.
Flagg chose the Blue Devils over other offers he received from the likes of Connecticut, Kansas State, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Providence, Texas, UCLA, Central Florida, Villanova, and West Virginia, just to name a few. Flagg recently took his official visit to Duke and quickly made his decision public and it’s one that was expected from the beginning since he came on every team’s radar.