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Duke’s Cooper Flagg impresses at Team USA camp with standout performance against top competition

Impressive Performance by Cooper Flagg Against NBA Stars: A Glimpse of the Future

LAS VEGAS — Young basketball phenom Cooper Flagg is turning heads at the U.S. Men’s Olympic team scrimmages, leaving NBA coaches and front office personnel buzzing with excitement about his potential impact on the league.

Flagg, a standout player listed at 6-foot-8, showcased his skills during the scrimmages between the Olympic team and the Select Team. On Day 2, Flagg made a lasting impression with a sequence that stole the show, including a clutch triple over Lakers star Anthony Davis and a key defensive play against Miami’s Bam Adebayo.

While Olympic coach Steve Kerr couldn’t comment on Flagg specifically due to draft rules, he praised the Select Team’s performance as a whole. Flagg’s confidence and poise on the court have impressed observers, despite being one of the youngest players in the mix.

At just 18 years old, Flagg is already drawing comparisons to future NBA stars and is expected to make a splash at Duke University in the upcoming season. With his performance against some of the best players in the world, Flagg is positioning himself as a top prospect for the 2025 NBA Draft.

As the Select Team provides a valuable tune-up for the Olympic team, Flagg remains focused on honing his skills and proving himself on the court. With a bright future ahead, Flagg’s meteoric rise in the basketball world is certainly one to watch.

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