How Allen Flanigan went from a 14% 3PT shooter to Auburn's fearless offensive leader
As a true freshman, Flanigan struggled with his shot. One year later, he's one of the most efficient offensive weapons in the entire SEC.
SF Allen Flanigan (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)
Allen Flanigan says he doesn’t care about scoring that much.
Last Saturday, after he scored a career-high 24 of Auburn’s 109 points in a record-breaking road win at South Carolina, Flanigan wanted to focus on all the other aspects of his performance.
“I mean, it's not about scoring,” Flanigan said. “It's about getting stops and playing defense and us coming out with a win.”
A week earlier, when he scored what was then a career-high 21 of Auburn’s 66 points in what Bruce Pearl called a “history-making” home win over Kentucky, Flanigan was even more blunt about his offensive output.
“Scoring is not all that,” Flanigan said. “Really, just locking into the defensive end is the difference for me.”
So maybe Flanigan doesn’t want to talk much about his offense. It still should be the top storyline of Auburn’s entire season so far.
As a true freshman last season, Flanigan played 13.8 minutes per game on a veteran-laden team and even had three star…