Sinking just over 100 threes last season has Presbyterian freshman Adam Flagler seeking tougher competition.
Seton Hall, Butler, Baylor and Appalachian State are finalists for the sharp-shooting guard from Georgia, who will announce his transfer destination on Sunday.
Flagler (15.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg) would be a sit-one, play-three addition and his pick up would infer that Seton Hall loses an outgoing transfer in the near future as the spring semester wraps up; they are currently at the limit of 13 after essentially trading incoming freshman Dashawn Davis for sit-out transfer Takal Molson.
Adding another two-guard or wing in Flagler might be the writing on the wall for Davis’ future as both Flagler and Molson would become eligible alongside Myles Cale and Jared Rhoden in 2020-21, leaving little minutes for Davis.
Having achieved academic honors in high school and with a Presbyterian bio that lists an intention to go pre-med, 6’3 Flagler appears to receive high marks off the court to go along with a 38-percent three-point shot (101-264) on it.
Outside of league play, Flag scored 20 against Marquette, 29 (UCLA, season high), 13 (Butler), and 20 (Dayton) in what was a fairly strong schedule. Presbyterian (20-16) finished 179th in KenPom and middle of the pack in a decent Big South conference. Flagler scored 28 including six threes against Winthrop to set his conference high-water mark.
It’ll be interesting if Kevin Willard adds a second sit-out transfer to go along with Takal Molson, especially since the two attempted 480 threes combined last season as underclassmen. Their volume would help replace the void left by Myles Powell after a hypothetical senior season.
The transfer market is huge these days, especially since you get to see how some under-the-radar recruits do at low- and mid-majors before potentially recruiting them for two or three seasons.
Just how the NBA uses the college game as a one- or multi-year free development playground, it seems like the tiers of college basketball have created their own ecosystem where generally the cream rises to the top as much as it can over a four-year window.
Willard already adds Florida State transfer Ike Obiagu this season and of course Quincy McKnight and Taurean Thompson last year, so that could total five incoming transfers in just a few seasons should Flagler choose South Orange.