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Huggins, Staff Watch 5-Stars Cooper Flagg and Derik Queen in Metro Classic



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WVU head coach Bob Huggins as well as assistants DerMarr Johnson and Josh Eilert were in attendance to watch top high school prospects Cooper Flagg and Derik Queen at the Metro Classic in New Jersey on Friday night. Flagg a 5-star prospect in the 2025 class while Queen is a 5-star in 2024.

Flagg and Queen are both on Montverde Academy taking on Link Academy.

Flagg (6-foot-8, 195 pounds) has been regarded as one of the best players in his class. West Virginia offered Flagg and his brother, Ace, back in July. Flagg has received offers from Albany, Bryant, Duke, Iowa, Michigan, UCLA and West Virginia. Flagg recently won a gold medal with Team USA during the U17 World Cup. In that session, Flagg averages 10.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists during his sophomore season.

Queen (6-foot-9, 220 pounds) is ranked No. 17 in the 2024 class by 247 Sports. Queen has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, DePaul, Florida State, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Pitt, Syracuse, Texas, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Xavier and others. Johnson is leading the recruitment for Queen and offered the big man on Jan. 27. Queen averages 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds on 64 percent shooting.

WV Sports Now will keep you up-to-date with Flagg and Queen’s recruitments.

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