Cooper Flagg Reveals He Didn’t Play One-On-One Against Bradley Beal
Earlier this week, we reported about how Cooper Flagg, a 16-year-old basketball prodigy who is already making waves in the college recruiting world and beyond, was rumored to have faced off with Bradley Beal at Jayson Tatum Elite Camp.
According to Brian Scalabrine on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Flagg was busting Beal in a one-on-one matchup, and even trash talked Beal, leading to the NBA Star cussing him out.
But Flagg himself has now revealed that these rumors are fake:
“I’m making enemies. First Brad Beal… that was fake though. Fake business. Me and Brad Beal never played 1-on-1. I got no beef with Brad.”
The 6-foot-8, 200-pound guard from Montverde Academy (Fla.) is the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2025, and he has offers from some of the top programs in the country, including Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas.
Flagg is a versatile player who can do it all on the court. He is a gifted scorer who can shoot from the perimeter or create his own shot off the dribble. He is also a solid rebounder and defender.
What really sets Flagg apart is his maturity and poise. He is a natural leader who is always calm and collected under pressure. He is also a high-character kid who is a great teammate.
Flagg has already shown that he can compete against the best players in the country. At the Nike EYBL Peach Jam tournament in July, he averaged 23.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. He also led his team to the championship game.