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Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey Amongst Finalists for Gatorade Boys Participant of the Yr Award

Mike Chiari @@mikechiari Featured Columnist IV March 21, 2024 Photo credit: Gatorade Cooper Flagg, Airious “Ace” Bailey and VJ Edgecombe were named the three finalists for the 2023-24 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award on Thursday. The 17-year-old Flagg plays his high school basketball at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, and he

Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey Amongst Finalists for Gatorade Boys Participant of the Yr Award

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 21, 2024

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Cooper Flagg, Airious “Ace” Bailey and VJ Edgecombe had been named the three finalists for the 2023-24 Gatorade Nationwide Boys Basketball Participant of the Yr Award on Thursday.

The 17-year-old Flagg performs his highschool basketball at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, and he has dedicated to play his school basketball at Duke.

Flagg reclassified to the recruiting class of 2024, and the 6’9″ ahead is rated by 247Sports as the highest general participant in his class.

Bailey is a 6’8″ wing who stars at McEachern Excessive College in Powder Springs, Georgia, and is dedicated to play collegiately at Rutgers.

The 17-year-old Bailey is simply behind Flagg in 247Sports‘ rankings because the No. 2 general participant within the 2024 class, plus he’s the No. 1-rated small ahead.

Edgecombe was born within the Bahamas, however he immigrated to the US a couple of years in the past and finally moved to Brookville, New York, to play his highschool basketball at Lengthy Island Lutheran after initially taking part in in Florida.

A 6’5″ guard, Edgecombe has dedicated to play at Baylor, and he’s the No. 4 general participant within the 2024 recruiting class by 247Sports‘ composite rankings, in addition to the No. 1 capturing guard.

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Along with being finalists for the 2023-24 Gatorade Nationwide Boys Basketball Participant of the Yr Award, Flagg, Bailey and Edgecombe had been named Gatorade State Participant of the Yr for Florida, Georgia and New York, respectively, as properly.

The Gatorade Nationwide Boys Basketball Participant of the Yr Award is probably the most prestigious honor in highschool basketball, and it has been given a number of gamers who’ve gone on to develop into superstars within the NBA.

Amongst them are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Jayson Tatum, Karl-Anthony Cities, Kevin Love, Stephon Marbury, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber and Chet Holmgren.

Both Flagg, Bailey or Edgecombe will be part of that illustrious checklist subsequent week when the winner of the 2023-24 award is introduced.

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