Monteverde's Cooper Flagg in action against Sunrise Christian during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic on Jan. 16, 2023, in Springfield, Mass. Credit: Gregory Payan / AP

Maine basketball phenom Cooper Flagg will have his first official college visit this weekend.

The Newport native and No. 1 prospect nationwide is scheduled to arrive in Storrs, Connecticut, on Friday, and complete his visit Sunday.

Flagg can be expected to pose for photos, be taken out for lunch on campus, have a meal at coach Dan Hurley’s Glastonbury house and attend UConn’s Saturday afternoon football game against Duke, according to CT Insider.

The UConn men’s basketball team has an NCAA-record five national championships since 1999, most recently winning March Madness this past spring.

Flagg is currently scheduled to pay official visits to Duke on Oct. 20-22 and Kansas Oct. 6-8. He is not scheduled for any other official visits at this time. He also went on an unofficial visit to Duke this August, posting pictures to Instagram of himself in a Blue Devils uniform.

The Montverde Academy standout reclassified to the Class of 2024 this August, meaning he will likely make his college commitment decision this November or December, if he attends college.

Cooper and his twin brother Ace led Nokomis to its first Class A state championship in 2021-22, before both transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida prior to their sophomore years.

Cooper Flagg was the first freshman to ever win the Maine Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.

Sam Canfield is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, and the Bangor Daily News' newest sports reporter. He loves to examine the narratives and motivations behind Maine's most exciting athletes...