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Ace Flagg is Cooper Flagg’s Twin Brother: Here’s 10 Things To Know About Him

Former Nokomis basketball stars, brothers Cooper and Ace Flagg, recently returned to Maine with Montverde Academy, currently the top-ranked high school team in the country. The twins played at Cross Insurance Arena and the Portland Expo, marking their return to a venue where they previously led Nokomis to a Class A state championship.

Cooper Flagg, now recognized as the nation’s top basketball prospect, is set to join Duke next fall and is likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. If Cooper decides to leave Duke after one season, there’s no doubt the NCAAB betting odds for the Blue Devils will increase significantly with a do-it-all Cooper on their roster.

His brother, Ace, has also garnered attention, receiving Division I scholarship offers. Despite perceptions of being overshadowed by his brother, Ace has developed a distinct presence on the court, showcasing significant potential and skill.

 

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Who is Cooper Flagg’s Brother Ace?

Brothers Cooper and Ace Flagg were born on Dec. 21, 2006. While both are burgeoning basketball talents and twin brothers, their development hasn’t been exactly the same. At 6 feet 7 inches and approximately 180 lbs, Ace isn’t small by any means. Still, he is two inches shorter and 15 pounds lighter than the 6-9, 195 lb twin brother Cooper who is much more well-known on several levels.

One measure of their popularity? Instagram followers: Ace has 17.5K followers while Cooper has 528K followers

As the twin brother of Cooper, Ace shares a close and competitive relationship with him, both on and off the court. The brothers’ bond is characterized by mutual support and healthy rivalry, which has been instrumental in their individual and collective growth as athletes.

Ace Flagg is known for his academic diligence and well-rounded personality. His dedication to both his sport and studies exemplifies his commitment to excellence in all facets of his life. As he navigates his final years of high school and the transition to college basketball, Ace Flagg stands out as a promising athlete with a bright future ahead.

Does Ace Excel at Basketball, Too?

Yes, he’s very good, but because he is the twin brother of Cooper, he gets unnecessary fire for not being as amazing. In his career, Ace Flagg has contributed notably to his team’s success, averaging 11.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. His performance at the Nike EYBLE15 was particularly noteworthy, ranking second in scoring efficiency. 

Ace’s improvement is evident from his pre-Peach Jam averages of 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. His progression has not gone unnoticed, with fans and coaches alike recognizing his growing prowess.

Maine United coach Andy Bedard praises Ace, emphasizing his unique strengths and potential growth at Montverde. Similarly, their mother, Kelly Bowman Flagg, acknowledges the distinct paths of her twin sons, noting Ace’s received offers from colleges like Maine and West Virginia.

Ace Flagg, despite a late start in AAU basketball, has demonstrated exceptional talent and the ability to elevate his game, exciting fans about his prospects in professional basketball. An interesting aspect of Ace’s journey is his relatively late start in AAU basketball, which he joined only a few years ago. 

Despite this, Acehe quickly adapted and excelled, showcasing his natural talent and hard work. His rapid development and impressive performances have not only caught the eye of college scouts but have also made him a favorite among fans who are eager to follow his evolving career.

Has Ace Flagg Chosen a College?

Unlike his brother Cooper, who has committed to Duke, Ace’s path seems to be diverging, highlighting their individual journeys in the sport despite their shared beginnings. Ace’s decision regarding his college basketball career is still pending, as he continues to weigh his options among various Division I scholarship offers.  We’ll be sure to update this post when brother Ace makes his decision.

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