Bruce Pearl, Auburn HC, says Allen Flanigan is having 'the best weeks of his career'
Allen Flanigan could be set for a special senior season for the Auburn Tigers.
Flanigan is set to be a leader on a team missing a few top players from last year’s strong squad. According to head coach Bruce Pearl, Flanigan is playing the best basketball of his career just a week before the start of the regular season on Nov. 7.
Pearl will be able to evaluate him soon enough. The Tigers are set for a scrimmage against Alabama-Huntsville Wednesday night.
Allen Flanigan has had “a couple of the best weeks of his career” since returning to the team. Bruce Pearl is excited to see him on the floor tomorrow night.
“He’s in good position to really have a good year.”
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) November 1, 2022
Flanigan had a bit of a rough junior season for the Tigers, shooting just 20% from 3 and 48% from the field. He still earned starting nods for the Tigers as a small forward, sharing some with Devan Cambridge, who departed last season for Arizona State.
Time will tell whether Flanigan or high-upside freshman Chance Westry will get the starting nod this year, though Westry has been dealing with a knee injury that will likely hold him out of the first few games of the season. Advantage, Flanigan.
The Tigers don’t exactly have a gimme-opponent for Game 1. Kim English’ George Mason team comes to town with a surprisingly strong starting lineup, highlighted by Josh Oduro and Victor Bailey Jr, who played for Tennessee last season.