Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg (32) dunks the ball against Cony during a Feb. 23 Class A North semifinal game at the Augusta Civic Center. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Cooper Flagg, the 6-foot-7 forward who led Nokomis Regional High School boys basketball team to its first ever state championship, is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the 2025 recruiting class by ESPN.

ESPN released its rankings on Thursday, and Flagg received five stars.

Cameron Boozer — son of former NBA two-time All-Star  Carlos Boozer — was ranked No. 1 in the class of 2025. Boozer attends Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida. Koa Peat, of Gilbert, Arizona, was ranked No. 2.

Flagg, who recently announced he and twin brother, Ace, would be transferring to basketball prep powerhouse Montverde (Florida) Academy, turned in a strong showing at the USA men’s junior national team camp earlier this month in New Orleans.

Flagg enjoyed a sensational freshman season with the Warriors. He averaged 20.5 points, 10 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game. Flagg also became the first freshman to win the Maine Gatorade Player of the Year in the 37-year history of the award.

After captivating fans across the state with his electrifying dunks and standout all-around play, Flagg announced in late March that he and twin Ace would be leaving for Montverde Academy, which has produced several NBA players over the years.


“I’m ready to make the jump, so let’s get started,” Flagg previously told the Kennebec Journal.

Cooper and Ace Flagg are playing for Maine United, a select basketball team comprised of Maine high school players. Andy Bedard and Kelly Bowman Flagg — Ace and Cooper’s mother — are coaching the team.

Maine United received an invitation to the Nike-sponsored Elite Youth Basketball League, one of the top developmental basketball circuits in the country for players aged 17 and under. The Maine United will next compete in Indianapolis on April 29-May 1.

When reached Thursday in Orlando, Bowman Flagg said they’re aware of the ESPN ranking but that the family is focused on the Maine United.

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