Duke basketball recruits Cooper Flagg and Isaiah Evans had subdued performances in the All-American Game.

Two upcoming Duke basketball prospects were in the spotlight during Tuesday night’s highly anticipated McDonald’s All-American Game, one of the most prestigious events in high school basketball.

All attention was focused on Cooper Flagg, ranked as the top player in the Class of 2024, as he stood out among the elite prospects gathered in Houston for the weekend. However, Flagg’s impact on the court was relatively muted when the game began.

Joining him in the starting lineup was Isaiah Evans, the only other future Blue Devil present at the event. However, Flagg’s performance was modest, finishing with just eight points, six rebounds, and three assists on 3-of-9 shooting, including 1-of-4 from beyond the arc.

One notable moment for Flagg occurred when he executed a breakaway dunk, set up by an outlet pass from Evans, showcasing his athleticism.

Defensively, Flagg displayed his versatility and shot-blocking ability, highlighted by a block that sent the ball into the first row after recovering from the weak side.

Meanwhile, Evans struggled offensively, with his lone highlight being an assist on Flagg’s dunk. He missed all six of his shot attempts, including four from long range, and tallied only four rebounds and a steal.

Following the game, Flagg is set to fly to Indianapolis to compete in the Chipotle Nationals with his high school, Montverde Academy (Fla.), aiming for a National Championship starting on Thursday (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU).

Evans will return to action in two weeks to participate in the Nike Hoop Summit, scheduled for Saturday, April 13 in Portland.

Both Flagg and Patrick Ngongba II were selected for the Team USA roster, although Ngongba II’s participation is doubtful due to an injury. Additionally, Duke’s newest commitment, Khaman Maluach, will represent Team World in the event.

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