Auburn F Allen Flanigan returning for junior season

Auburn forward Allen Flanigan will not enter the 2021 NBA draft and will return to the Tigers for his junior season, he announced Tuesday.The 6-foot-6 sophomore averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 starts during a breakout season in 2020-21.”I have decided to return to Auburn for my junior year to be a part of something special. Family is key to me, and I’ve grown closer and closer to call the Plains a home away from home,” Flanigan told ESPN. “The tremendous unwavering support these fans and university show is one of a kind and one of the best in the country. The NBA has always been my lifelong dream and goal, but I couldn’t pass up being a part of something special.”Flanigan is the son of Auburn assistant coach Wes Flanigan.