The NBA Draft can wait: Allen Flanigan announces he will return to Auburn
Bruce Pearl’s Auburn program just received some great news as Allen Flanigan has made the decision to return for another season.
Flanigan announced the news with the following statement:
“As many of you know, playing in the NBA has always been my lifelong dream, but I also have other goals and dreams like becoming an All-SEC player or award finalist, and leading this team to something special like an SEC Championship or NCAA tournament. With that being said I will no longer be focusing on the 2021 NBA Draft. I’m coming back. The journey continues. Let’s be great!”
This news comes after Flanigan started all 27 games for the Tigers last season and averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Tigers.
After the guard made his decision, Bruce Pearl shared his thoughts on the news:
Al was one of the most improved players in the country this year! His toughness, work ethic, athleticism and skill put him in position to realize all his goals. The Auburn Family is blessed to have The Flanigan Family! @AuburnTigers https://t.co/Cmoe83TyFk
— Bruce Pearl (@coachbrucepearl) April 20, 2021