MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although legendary head coach Bob Huggins has resigned from the program, West Virginia is still chasing the most talented players in the nation. In fact, the Mountaineers’ coaching staff are in “hot pursuit” of the very best high school player in the country right now, according to Adam Zagoria.
That player is Cooper Flagg, a five star 6’8 forward from Newport, Maine, who is considered the #1 player in the 2025 recruiting class.
Flagg holds offers from Duke, Iowa, Michigan, UCLA and West Virginia. Flagg recently said the following about his recruitment: “It’s going by really quick,” Flagg told ZagsBlog. “I’m just living in the moment and continuing to stay working in the gym.”
Flagg, who said he “just wants to go to a school that’s going to push me to be better and better every day,” thinks West Virginia could be a great fit for him in the future.
“They have a hard coach that’s not going to let you take any plays off,” Flagg said of the West Virginia Mountaineers prior to Huggins’ resignation.
LeBron James, one of the greatest players in the history of professional basketball, called the “best prospect in high school right now” after watching him in person recently. Flagg is a versatile scorer who can score inside and outside, and is a fierce rim protector on the defensive side of the ball as well.
At the Peach Jam today, Flagg put together perhaps one of the most impressive statlines you’ll ever see, leading his team with 38 points, 16 rebounds, 12 blocks and 6 assists.
Flagg has said that Duke is his “dream school”, it’s great to see the Mountaineers in the hunt and the West Virginia coaching staff pursuing the best player in high school basketball.
COOPER FLAGG JUST WENT OFF ‼️🔥
58% FG pic.twitter.com/z4Zp0S7wYc
— Recruits News (@recruitsnews) July 6, 2023
Lots of Rumblings that Flagg will ultimately reclass to 2024
Duke, West Virginia and others in hot pursuit. https://t.co/J1R200BVeU
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 6, 2023