Cooper Flagg named 2022 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

Michael Jordan and LeBron James have also won the award.
Published: Dec. 21, 2022 at 5:38 PM EST
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NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - There’s a big gift for Cooper Flagg on his 16th birthday.

Michael Jordan and LeBron James have also won the award
Michael Jordan and LeBron James have also won the award(WABI/USA Basketball/FIBA)

He was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

Cooper won the FIBA U17 World Cup with Team USA this summer in Malaga, Spain. He made the tournament’s All-Star Five.

Cooper is the youngest award recipient since its inception in 1980.

Michael Jordan and LeBron James have also won the award.