Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks got some unfortunate news on Monday as reports confirmed that the top player in the class of 2024, Cooper Flagg, has officially canceled his visit to Kansas.
Flagg is fresh off of an official visit to UConn last weekend and has his sights set on touring Duke to round out the month of October.
Flagg is currently listed as the top prospect in the class of 2024 by the 247Sports index, as well as the top player in his position, and the top player in the state of Florida.
247Sports director scouting Adam Finkelstein spoke about Flagg saying, “Cooper Flagg is an elite two-way prospect. His instincts are off the charts on both ends of the floor and he competes with a quiet type of killer instinct. He’s a defensive standout and particularly dominant as an off-ball defender. In fact, he’s as good of an underclassman shot-blocker as I’ve seen at his size. Offensively, he’s an excellent passer with a good foundation of early skill and developing playmaking ability. His footwork is excellent. His shooting and handling both good and continuously improving. He doesn’t necessarily need to be the focal point on that end of the floor, but he’s shown he’s plenty capable of it. Physically, frame’s Flagg is solid enough to absorb contact now and will only add additional muscle mass in the coming years.”
While Bill Self and the Jayhawks aren’t technically out of the race for Flagg it does look like things got a bit harder with the visit cancelation. Kansas basketball tips off for Late Night at the Phog on Friday, October 6th, and while Flagg may not be in attendance for the event, the squad will see multiple other top 50 prospects in attendance from the class of 2024.