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Adam Flagler Remains in NBA Draft, Will Not Return to Baylor

Baylor Bears guard Adam Flagler will bypass his final year of eligibility and remain in the 2023 NBA Draft, per a report by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Among the people that retweeted Goodman’s report was Baylor coach Scott Drew, who tweeted out his congratulations to Flagler.


“Congrats @adamflagler and thank you for all you have done for @BaylorMBB! Baylor’ All-Time NCAA pts leader! #JOY,” the tweet said.

Flagler had one last year of eligibility to use if he wanted it. When he declared for the draft after the end of the season, he left open the possibility of returning. Flagler did the same thing after the 2021-22 season and returned to Baylor for another season.

Flagler had until the end of the day on Wednesday to announce whether he would return or remain in the draft pool.

Flagler leaves the Bears as Baylor’s all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament (135 points), as well as the record for minutes played in the NCAA Tourney (274). Flagler was a part of the Bears’ run to the 2021 NCAA Tournament Championship as a key backup to guards Davion Mitchell, Jared Butler and MaCio Teague.

The Duluth, Ga., native averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range last season.


For his Baylor career, Flagler averaged 13.0 points, 3.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds per contest.

Flagler started his college career at Presbyterian before transferring to Baylor.

Flagler isn’t the only Baylor player in the draft pool. Guard Keyonte George is also a potential NBA Draft pick, though he is projected by most to be selected in the first round.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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