No. 1 prospect Cooper Flagg and brother Ace return home for MADE Hoops ‘Maine Event’ in Portland Jan. 5, 2024

(Portland, ME November 21, 2023) MADE Hoops is pleased to announce the 2024 Maine Event, featuring a homecoming for No. 1 prospect Cooper Flagg and his brother, Ace Flagg, when Montverde (FL) travels to Portland, ME to headline two games of high-level basketball at Cross Insurance Arena.

The Flagg brothers and their Montverde teammates face Gonzaga (DC) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Cross Insurance Arena. View the full schedule below.

“The Maine event will feature two national powerhouses squaring off in Gonzaga (DC) and Montverde (FL), both of whom include numerous high-major Division 1 prospects,” event director Rob Noonan, GM, MADE Hoops and Senior Director of Events, said. “The homecoming of Cooper and Ace will be one for the ages, part of an event full of high-level basketball.”

Event Schedule:

Friday, January 5, 2024 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

  • -  5:30 PM Nokomis High School vs. Cony High School

  • -  7:30 PM Montverde Academy vs. Gonzaga College High School

Ticket Information:
Price: $23, $43, $103
Purchase Online:
Purchase In Person: Ware-Butler Box Office at Cross Insurance Arena

 Note: One ticket gives you access to both games.

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Spotlight: Montverde

Montverde Academy has become synonymous with dominance the past few years, producing no shortage of future NBA players including three former number one selections. This roster looks no different, as they are littered with Top-20 prospects across all four classes.

An elite senior core fits together like a glove, but the back-end of their rotation is stocked with prospects like Caleb Gaskins, Dhani Kayden Allen and Gabe Nesmith, who are very highly touted within their own class. Kevin Boyle and the Eagles are the early favorites to lift the GEICO Championship trophy in 2023-24.

Cooper Flagg (Class of 2024 || Duke signee)

Arguably the top long-term prospect in America and the early favorite for the top overall selection in the 2025 NBA Draft. A multi-tooled player at 6-8, he blends high level athleticism with an elite basketball IQ.

Ace Flagg (Class of 2025)

A 6-7 junior forward and Cooper's twin, is a hard-nosed, physical presence fresh off a very nice summer in the EYBL. As tough as they come, Flagg does all the little things to impact winning and should provide value in MVA's deep rotation of talent.

Liam McNeeley (Class of 2024 || Indiana signee)

A top-10 prospect in the senior class and has been on the radar since early in his high school career. A dynamic shooter with a mature skillset, he is one that could be dropped in a game, at any level, anywhere across the planet and find a way to impact winning.

Rob Wright III (Class of 2024 || Baylor signee)

He joins Montverde Academy after three successful seasons at Neumann-Goretti (PA). A handful to keep out of the paint paired with playmaking instincts and disruptive on-ball defense, he looks to be the straw that stirs the drink for the nation's top team.

Curtis Givens (Class of 2024 || LSU signee)

Givens burst onto the national scene last year with MVA and parlayed the success into a fantastic spring with MoKan in the EYBL. A skilled guard capable of taking on both scoring or playmaking duties, he is going to be easy to get on the floor for Coach Kevin Boyle and very tough to keep off.

Asa Newell (Class of 2024 || Georgia signee)

Newell is a top-10 prospect in the senior class, but his basketball is well ahead of him. The 6-9 athlete has fantastic hands, pogo stick leaping ability and is more than capable stretching the floor out to three. Producing at a high level already, but it will not be long till you see him near the top of the NBA Draft big boards.

More Players to Watch:

Gonzaga (DC)

Derek Dixon (No. 50 overall || 2025)

Nyk Lewis (No. 70 || 2025)

Christian Gurdak (No. 100 || 2025)

Will Harper (No. 148 || 2025)

About MADE Hoops:

MADE Hoops is the grassroots leader in cutting edge youth basketball events and experiences. We feature the most competitive middle school leagues in the country, along with unmatched high school and middle school camps and tournaments. Our winning combination? Elite competition, high-level coaching and training, unparalleled media coverage and professionally run events.

MADE Hoops was founded in 2014 and is celebrating its 10th year of operation beginning with the MADE Winter Circuit, beginning Dec. 2, 2023.

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