Baylor guard Adam Flagler declares for 2023 NBA Draft

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Baylor Bears guard Adam Flagler has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, per his Instagram.

The veteran guard spent three seasons with the Bears, helping deliver the program a national title. Last season, Flagler averaged 15.6 points per game, a new high for him at Baylor. He’ll be looking to continue his impressive play in the NBA.

Adam Flagler is a former four-star recruit who was a member of the 2018 recruiting cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Adam Flagler’s message to Baylor Nation

“THANK YOU BAYLOR NATION,” wrote Flagler via Instagram. “I FIRST WANT TO THANK MY LORD AND SAVIOR FOR THE IMPRINT THAT HE’S HAD IN EVERY ELEMENT OF MY LIFE. WITHOUT GOD, I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I AM TODAY AND I GIVE ALL THE GLORY TO HIM.

“THE PLAN IN WHICH HE’S HAD FOR MY LIFE HAS BEEN UNIQUE AND SPECIAL IN IT’S OWN WAY, AND HE IS FAR FROM BEING FINISHED GUIDING, PROTECTING, AND PUSHING ME TO LIVE WITHIN MY PURPOSE. IT HAS BEEN A MEMORABLE RIDE FROM THE MOMENT I STEPPED FOOT ON CAMPUS UNTIL THIS POINT NOW.

“I TRULY CAN’T THANK THE BAYLOR FAMILY ENOUGH FOR WELCOMING ME WITH OPEN ARMS AND SUPPORTING MY TEAMMATES AND I. IT HAS BEEN A TRUE HONOR TO WEAR BAYLOR ACROSS MY CHEST AND REPRESENT THE SCHOOL AND WACO COMMUNITY THE BEST WAY I KNEW HOW I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY COACHES, AND TEAMMATES FOR THEIR LOVE. AND SUPPORT. THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS. I HAVE BUILT RELATIENSHIPS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.

“ID LIKE TO THANK MY FAMILY FOR BEING BY MY SIDE THROUGH THICK AND THIN AFTER MUCH PRAYER AND CONSIDERATION, I AM EXCITED TO SHARE THAT I AM DECLARING FOR THE 2023 NBA DRAFT. I’M READY TO PUT MY BEST FOOT FORWARD TO ACHIEVE A LIFELONG DREAM OF MINE.”

More on the 2023 NBA Draft

The 2023 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. Round 1 of the draft will be announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, while Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum is expected to handle the second round of picks.

To be eligible for the NBA Draft, players must be at least 19 years in age during the calendar year that the draft is held and at least one NBA season from their high school graduation date, or the date that would have been if they are not graduated. It is not required that player spend that one year playing college basketball, though. Players can play in either college, abroad, or the G League Ignite if they choose so.

While this is a significant change from what the rules once were, players are eligible to enter their names into the NBA Draft pool and explore their options by hiring an agent to go through the process, while still keeping their college eligibility. The deadline to make that move is on April 23 beginning at 11:59 p.m. ET. Players have until June 12 at 5 p.m. ET to withdraw their name from the pool and return to college.

The NBA Draft Lottery will be held on May 16, which is also the start of the NBA Conference Finals.