PICTURED: The best high school player on the PLANET, @dukembb commit and projected top overall pick in the 2025 @NBA Draft @cooper_flagg of @maine_united_basketball. Flagg’s ALL-GymRat performances began at the 2019 @therealgymratchallenge in the 6th Grade where he scored 24 of his team’s 28 points in a 12U Division Championship Game defeat at the hands of the @nycgauchos…and immediately made us all wonder WHAT was happening in the State of Maine. After COVID prevented us from seeing his 7th & 8th Grade development, Cooper & Co. mounted a GymRat Championship return in 2022 and he captured MVP honors with the full spotlight of the basketball nation already on him. In 2023, after Maine United took an opening round loss to @phillypridebasketball that knocked them out of championship contention of GymRat LIVE on Day 1, Flagg came back with a vengeance on Day 2 putting on a legendary performance attacking rims like he was determined to take one home as a parting gift. Cooper played the lead role in one of the most unique stories in grassroots basketball lore as he and his Maine mates played their way to back to back EYBL Championship Games appearances at 15U & 16U. GymRat Executive Director, John Kmack says of Flagg “He’s the most intuitive player that we’ve seen in the 26 year history of GymRat. You combine that with extreme athleticism and you have the #1 high school player on the planet. It’s cliche to say that great players see things a step ahead of everyone else, but in Cooper Flagg’s case, it’s just the reality. Watch the leap timing and trajectory on his snatch blocks that start the break and you’ll see what we mean. Defensively, he can guard 1-4. Offensively, he attacks the rim like it owes him money. His mid-range game is extremely impressive , especially off the dribble. The release on his extended range jumper is mechanically pure and there’s NO DOUBT he will continue to develop in all phases not only because of his physical tools but also his proven work ethic and willingness to challenge himself constantly…and he’s still only 16. Cooper Flagg is the REAL DEAL at the highest possible levels”
GymRat LIVE is the GREATEST SHOW IN GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL! By INVITATION-ONLY, the GymRat LIVE field includes representatives of NIKE’s EYBL, the Under Armour Association and Adidas’ 3 Stripe Select Basketball Circuit competing head to head for an exclusive cross-sneaker brand CHAMPIONSHIP. These Alpha v. Alpha match-ups are displayed across the country and around the world in a full broadcast production that provides the brightest spotlights ever to shine on the grassroots basketball landscape.. Full Game Schedules can be found by CLICKING HERE.
To purchase the GymRat LIVE Digital Recruiting Package ($325):
- CLICK HERE to visit the COLLEGE COACHES tab of the GymRat Application Site
- Once on the site, GET ACCESS LINK for the event that you would like to view and follow the prompts on the screen.
- IT’S THAT EASY.
- A receipt will be automatically generated by our system and emailed to you once you complete the purchase
- You MUST use your university-issued email address when purchasing the digital coaches packet. Those WITHOUT an email address associated with an NCAA program will be prohibited from purchasing the package.
- If you have any issues or require any assistance, please contact our event office at 1-888-7-GYMRAT (1-888-749-6728)
PLEASE NOTE: This purchase option will end at 11:59 PM on THURSDAY, APRIL 18th. You MUST use your university-issued email address when purchasing the digital coaches packet. Those WITHOUT an email address associated with an NCAA program will be prohibited from purchasing the package.
The Digital College Coaches Packet includes:
- The ability to watch the professionally broadcast GymRat LIVE event in real time….without the expense of travel, rental cars, and hotels.
- Ability to watch playback of all GymRat LIVE games ON DEMAND
- All GymRat LIVE games will be archived and available to replay on demand at any time
- Digital roster packet
PICTURED: DERIQ QUEEN of @coach_mookie’s @teamthrillbasketball and @mvabasketball. The 6’10”, 240 pound @theederikqueen is ranked 12th nationally in the class of 2024 by @adamfinkelstein & @247sports, and has narrowed his long list of college suitors down to a final four of @kuhoops, @indianambb, @uhcougarmbk & @terrapinhoops. Queen led Under Armour’s Team Thrill into the GymRat LIVE semi-finals during their first appearance in the GREATEST SHOW IN GRASSROOTS before falling to NIKE’s @teamfinaleybl and his Montverde teammate @robertwr1ght. GymRat Executive Director, John Kmack on Queen, “Deriq Queen is GROWN MAN strong. He is a physical post presence with a fierce competitive streak that drives him to put his alpha-ness on full display when challenged. He welcomes contact because he’s bigger and stronger than you. He will control the paint with his size. He has EXTREMELY good hands that allow him to catch and finish in heavy traffic & SNATCH rebounds away from opponents that may elevate better than him. Very soft touch around the rim that allows his understated finesse to compliment his always evident power. He also demonstrated a willingness and ability to step beyond the 3-pt arc to score. His combination of sheer size as a screener, tremendous hands as a roller, and shooting ability as a popper make DQ a huge weapon in today’s offensive schemes that are predicated on the read and react elements of the pick and roll.”