Montverde Academy's Cooper Flagg showcases his skills in a dazzling performance on his Maine return.




Written By Paul Garwood

In his triumphant visit to his native Maine, Cooper Flagg, a highly regarded senior committed to Duke University, showcased his exceptional skills on the basketball court. Coming agonizingly close to achieving a triple-double, Flagg's performance captivated the audience. The game unfolded as the dominant Montverde Academy, holding the prestigious top rank in the nation, soundly defeated Gonzaga, ranked second, in a resounding victory of 93-51.

Flagg achieved an impressive stat line of 23 points, 10 rebounds, nine blocks, and five assists in his long-awaited return. Simultaneously, his brother Ace Flagg made his debut start of the season, displaying a decent performance with six points and four rebounds to contribute to the team's triumph.

Throughout the entire game, Montverde Academy displayed a well-balanced offensive strategy, securing a wire-to-wire victory. The notable efforts came from Robert Wright III, a highly touted Baylor commit, who finished with 15 points and nine assists. Additionally, Asa Newell, a five-star recruit committed to Georgia, showcased his versatility on the court by adding 11 points and nine rebounds. Derik Queen and Liam McNeeley, leading the team, highly regarded five-star recruits, contributed 10 points each.