Savion Flagg

Texas A&M sophomore Savion Flagg leads the SEC in minutes played per game, but he’s handled the workload well and is playing the best basketball of his college career in recent weeks.

Texas A&M sophomore guard/forward Savion Flagg will enter his name in the 2019 NBA draft, according to a social media post on Flagg's accounts.

Flagg cites recent rule changes in the NBA draft process as part of his decision. Flagg can be represented by an agent, but has to end that relationship if he opts to return to school by June 10. Previously, a player could not sign with an agent and maintain his college eligibility. The rule changes took affect before the 2016 NBA Draft.

“After much thought and discussion with my family & coaches, I have decided to take full advantage of the recent rule changes to the NBA draft process,” Flagg said in the post. “Having the opportunity to continue working towards achieving my goal of becoming an elite NBA player is a blessing.”

Flagg led the Aggies in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.9 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game this season, and earned Southeastern Conference player of the week honors after posting 18- and 22-point performances against Alabama and Arkansas, respectively.

“Family, friends, teammates, support staff and the ENTIRE AGGIE NATION, I want you to know I’m more than appreciative of your continuous support,” Flagg said in the post.

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