The Baylor Men’s Basketball team saw their third consecutive athlete picked in the first round of the NBA Draft when former G Keyonte George was drafted by the Utah Jazz at No. 16 overall. Shortly after the draft ended, former G Adam Flagler went undrafted, but signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder! In his three seasons of play with the Bears, Flagler averaged 13 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 29.3 minutes per game. Flagler’s signing with Oklahoma City will provide him with a thrilling opportunity to prove his value and worth amongst the masses of other G talent across the board.
In his announcement declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft, Flagler said, “I first want to thank my Lord and Savior for the imprint that he’s had in every element of my life. Without God, I wouldn’t be where I am today and I give all the glory to him. The plan in which he’s had for my life has been unique and special in it’s own way, and he is far from being finished guiding, protecting, and pushing me to live within my purpose. It has been a memorable ride from the moment I stepped foot on campus until this point now. I truly can’t thank the Baylor Family enough for welcoming me with open arms and supporting my teammates and I. It has been a true honor to wear Baylor across my chest and represent the school and Waco community the best way I know how. I want to take a moment to say thank yo auto my coaches, and teammates for their love, and support. Through the ups and downs, I have built relationships that will last a lifetime. I’d like to thank my family for being by my side through thick and thin. After much prayer and consideration, I am excited to share that I am declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft. I’m ready to put my best foot forward to achieve a lifelong dream of mine.”
Flagler was a 2022-23 All-Big 12 preseason honoree, a unanimous 2023 All-Big 12 First Team pick, and was added to the NABC All-District First Team. Baylor Athletics’ Jerry Hill said, “Flagler tied for the conference lead in three-point field goals per game (2.6), while finishing second in assist-turnover ratio (2.8) and three-point field goal percentage (.411). The Jerry West Award Top-10 candidate also led the team in assists 21 times this season.”