Cooper Flagg Leads Team USA To Victory Over Team World at Nike Hoop Summit

Photo: Instagram/Cooper Flagg

In a thrilling showdown at the Nike Hoop Summit, Duke commit Cooper Flagg shined as he led Team USA to a 98-75 victory over Team World. 

The event, held at the Moda Center in Portland, attracted over 100 NBA scouts and executives eager to watch the next generation of basketball talent.

The game was intense from the start, with both teams showcasing their skills. Team USA took a narrow lead in the first half, and the game remained close until the fourth quarter. However, Team USA pulled away with a 10-point lead that Team World couldn't overcome.

Photo: Instagram/Cooper Flagg

Flagg was the standout performer for Team USA, finishing with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists. Despite early foul trouble, he came alive in the second half, sinking three-pointers and making impressive plays. Asa Newell also contributed to the team's success with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

On the other side, AJ Dybantsa led Team World with 21 points, showcasing why he's considered one of the top high school players. French point guard Nolan Traore also impressed with 18 points and four assists.

After the game, Flagg expressed his pride in representing his country and the motivation to prove Team USA's talent against the World Team. Dybantsa and VJ Edgecombe highlighted the growing global appeal of basketball, with players from around the world making their mark on the sport.

With the NBA becoming increasingly international, events like the Nike Hoop Summit offer a glimpse into the future of basketball. Players like Flagg and Dybantsa are not only the stars of tomorrow but also symbols of the game's growing diversity and talent from all corners of the globe.

Source: Yahoo Sports 


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