Baylor Men’s Basketball junior G Adam Flagler finished the 2021-22 season by announcing his intent to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft while retaining his eligibility in the event he’d return to Baylor. The announcement wasn’t shocking for most Baylor fans as Flagler has been a standout shooter on the squad. However, his potential departure along with fellow Bears Jeremy Sochan, Kendall Brown, James Akinjo, and now Matthew Mayer would’ve caused a much more difficult transition for next season’s team (despite picking up several huge names in Miro Little, Jalen Bridges, Caleb Lohner, and Dantwan Grimes). Back in April Flagler wrote on Twitter, “Baylor Nation, first I would like to thank God for ordering my steps strategically and protecting me every step of the way. To my coaches, teammates and the Baylor community thank you for your unwavering support and welcoming me to this amazing family. The memories that we have created will last a lifetime. I would also like to thank my Presbyterian coaching staff and teammates for allowing me to be a part of something special for the brief time I was at PC. This season was far from what we had expected but I am extremely grateful. I’d like to thank my family for being there every step of the way. After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.”
Thankfully just one month after Flagler entered the Draft, he declared he’s returning to Baylor for his final season in the green and gold! Speaking to ESPN about the decision, Flagler said, “I heard exactly what I needed to be able to show more of what the NBA is looking for, so that this time next year, I will be preparing to get drafted.” Over the past season, Flagler shot 156 of 356 (43.8%) of field goals, 75-194 (38.7%) of 3s, and 40 of 54 (74.1%) of free throws, with 68 rebounds, 94 assists, 34 steals, and 427 points (averaging 13.8 points/game). Baylor fans should be more than excited to see Flagler competing on the court again this Winter!