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Savion Flagg withdraws his name from NBA Draft

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Will return to Aggieland for his junior season

Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

A little more than a month ago Texas A&M Aggies guard Savion Flagg entered his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. But earlier today, he officially announced that he will be back at A&M for his junior season.

If this seems strange, it’s due to a recent rule change that allows players to declare for the draft and receive feedback from NBA teams and be represented by agents, but still be able to return to school if they declare it before the draft, or even after the draft if they attended the NBA Combine but went undrafted.

Flagg returning to A&M was always the expected outcome, but he also wouldn’t have been the first player to go pro against the advice of experts, so having him back in the fold is big for Buzz Williams’s first season in Aggieland. Flagg was the leading scorer for the Aggies in 2019, averaging 13.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his sophomore season.