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 by June 10 if he opts to return to school. Previously, a player could not sign with an agent and maintain his college eligibility. The rule changes took effect 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 this season, averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He also earned Southeastern Conference player of the week honors after posting 18 and 22 points 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.
Kennedy interviews at Southern Miss
Former A&M men’s basketball coach Billy Kennedy was one of four to interview at Southern Miss, according to the Biloxi Sun Herald.
Southeastern Louisiana head coach Jay Ladner, Southern Miss assistant Clarence Weatherspoon and Texas Tech assistant Mark Adams were the others hoping to replace Doc Sadler, who resigned after going 56-94 in five seasons. His best season was 20-13 this school year, including 11-7 in Conference USA for second place.
Kennedy went 151-116 in eight seasons at A&M before getting fired and replaced by Virginia Tech’s Buzz Williams. Kennedy is 361-294 overall including stops at Southeastern Louisiana and Murray State.