Baylor Bears junior guard Adam Flagler has withdrawn from the 2022 NBA Draft and will return to the program for his senior season. The feedback he received from NBA teams will be invaluable next season as he looks to improve his draft stock and compete for a National Championship with the Baylor Bears. His return will help boost the team and his senior season will likely land him at least a few Big 12 awards as well.
Baylor guard Adam Flagler is withdrawing his name from the NBA and returning to Waco for his senior season, he told ESPN.
“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.”
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 25, 2022
In his junior season with the Baylor Bears, Adam Flagler averaged 13.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. His points per game led the team this past season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 38.7 percent. Flagler, who already has one National Championship, will be looking to add another this upcoming season with a slightly different looking roster.
Adam Flagler is back with the Bears ?
The 2021 National Champion is returning for his senior season ? pic.twitter.com/PyBzi0vSwH
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) May 25, 2022
The return of Adam Flagler to the Baylor Bears program gives an already talented roster an experienced go-to scorer and leader. While the Big 12 is a tough place to win, Baylor knows how to do just that. A National Championship won’t come easy this season, but a little championship DNA could go a long way when March Madness rolls around. The Baylor Bears are ready for the 2023 NCAA Tournament.