Why Allen Flanigan still has ‘a lot more to give’ Auburn after his breakout season
Flanigan turned down an early shot at the NBA, and he stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Tigers' offseason roster overhaul.
SF Allen Flanigan (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)
The ongoing roster overhaul for Auburn basketball has completely transformed both Bruce Pearl’s frontcourt and the backcourt.
Up front, the two highest-rated high school prospects in program history — 5-star true freshman forward Jabari Smith Jr. and rising sophomore UNC transfer center Walker Kessler — will join forces with the now-veteran Jaylin Williams. On the outside, the departures of Sharife Cooper, Justin Powell and Jamal Johnson have led to the additions of battle-tested transfers Wendell Green Jr., Zep Jasper and Desi Sills.
But on the wing, in the midst of all this change, Auburn got some news that will make it an even more dangerous team next season.
Allen Flanigan will be back.
"I have decided to return to Auburn for my junior year to be a part of something special," Flanigan said in a statement last week. "Family is key to me, and I've grown closer and closer to call The Plains a home away from home. The tremendous unwaver…
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