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Baylor’s Adam Flagler Signs Deal with Oklahoma City Thunder

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Baylor guard Adam Flagler has officially signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder as a free agent following the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

While Flagler was not one of the seven Big 12 Conference members to hear their names called on draft night, reports of his signing broke the morning after the last pick of the second round, according to a report from Hoops Hype‘s Michael Scotto.

 

Flagler is a product of a Baylor team that has completely turned itself around in the Scott Drew era. The program is a consistent lock to produce top prospects in the NBA Draft each season, one that Flagler hopes to work his way into. He now joins a cast of multiple Baylor Bears in the NBA, including San Antonio’s Jeremy Sochan, Minnesota’s Taurean Prince, Brooklyn’s Royce O’Neal, and more.

The 6-foot-3 guard helped Baylor earn a three-seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament alongside fellow NBA prospect Keyontae George, making it to postseason play for the fourth consecutive year (2020 tournament canceled) under Scott Drew. Flagler was one of the more productive players in the Big 12 Conference this season earning First Team All-Big 12 Honors as a senior. Flagler averaged 13.8 PPG and 3.0 ASP in the 2021-22 season which ended in a national championship, earning Second Team All-Big 12 Honors as a junior.

He was a key player in Baylor’s starting lineup last season averaging 15.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game on 42.6% shooting from the field.

Flagler finished off his college career with 1,739 career points (13.8 PPG.) on 43.6 percent shooting (599-of-1375), including 39.5% percent (306-of-775) from 3-point range, with 330 rebounds (2.6 RPG.), 326 assists (2.6 APG.), and 125 steals (1.0 SPG.) over 126 career games played (29.8) MPG.

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