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Published Time: 09.07.2024 - 03:01:50 Modified Time: 09.07.2024 - 03:01:50

17-year-old Duke commit Cooper Flagg is TORCHING Team USA ???? <a href="https://t.co/6E7IblYhFA">pic.twitter.com/6E7IblYhFA</a> Cooper Flagg



Duke commit Cooper Flagg had another impressive showing against Team USA on Monday.

In the clips of Flagg from the scrimmage, it's clear he wasn't backing down to the high level of competition.

17-year-old Duke commit Cooper Flagg is TORCHING Team USA ???? <a href="https://t.co/6E7IblYhFA">pic.twitter.com/6E7IblYhFA</a>

Duke commit Cooper Flagg has taken over USA Basketball scrimmage: hits a three and then finishes a tough putback <a href="https://t.co/SB3Y4fDpYt">pic.twitter.com/SB3Y4fDpYt</a>

Cooper Flagg hits a 3 over Anthony Davis. And the next time down gets an and-one putback. <a href="https://t.co/eLyroPSDvs">pic.twitter.com/eLyroPSDvs</a>

Cooper Flagg sinks the pretty turnaround jumper!<br><br>Select Team vs. National Team Scrimmage ???? <a href="https://t.co/TF3DX9VLa1">pic.twitter.com/TF3DX9VLa1</a>

According to ESPN and Andscape's Marc Spears, one current NBA coach attending Monday's scrimmage said Flagg was the best player on the USA Select Team.

Was Cooper Flagg the best player on the USA Select Team? One current NBA head coach in attendance said yes.

That's high praise considering the level of talent on the Select Team. While it's not as star-studded as the actual Team USA roster, it still has a handful of rotational players like Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs, Golden State Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski and many others.

It's also impressive that Flagg is competing against NBA stars at just 17 years old before he's even played in a college basketball game.

Jim Boylen, an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers and the select team, also had high praise for Flagg, per The Athletic's Joe Vardon and Sam Amick.

"Cooper Flagg was unbelievable," Boylen said. "He's not scared."

Detroit Pistons center and member of the select team Jalen Duren commended Flagg for his fearless approach to the battle against NBA stars.

"He showed no fear," Duren said. "He came and worked hard every day. You would think he's already here, you know what I mean?"

Even members of Team USA couldn't help but notice Flagg's mature approach to the game.


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