Cooper Flagg Responds to Bob Huggins’ Visit

Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins and his assistant coaches, Josh Eilert and DerMarr Johnson, were attendance at the Metro Classic at Kean University in New Jersey to watch the #1 player in high school basketball.

Cooper Flagg, a 6’8 power forward from Maine, now plays for the top-ranked Montverde Academy in Florida. Flagg’s team beat MaxPreps 84-62 in front of Huggins and staff and despite being sick, Flagg had 4 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks.

Huggins, who offered scholarships to both Flagg and his twin brother Ace Flagg, was seen talking to their mother and head coach, Kevin Boyle. Flagg’s mother recently posted on social media that she “loves Bob Huggins” and West Virginia was one of the first teams to offer both brothers.

Flagg certainly took notice of Huggins, Eilert and Johnson making the trip to see him in person. Flagg told Zags Blog: “It’s great to see the coaches being invested,” Flagg said of the West Virginia coaches following the game.  “I just love to see it.”

Zags Blog also spoke to an NBA scout who was on hand for the game and he absolutely gushed over Flagg’s potential: “Flagg is arguably one of the best, if not the best, high school prospect that has come up through the ranks over the past 10 years, with his age in mind.”

Although Flagg has stated that Duke is his dream school, the possibility of playing alongside his brother, which he likely would not do at Duke, as well as play for Bob Huggins, gives the Mountaineers a real chance to bring him to Morgantown.