“He is enjoying huge boy basketball. You already know, he is an enormous boy, and he is in a position to go downhill and simply overpower you,” Pearl stated. “However he is below management. And clearly, he is labored actually laborious at his jumpshot. And Al can proceed to playmake.”
Flanigan is just not solely serving to substitute the manufacturing of Okoro however freshman level guard Sharife Cooper as properly. Flanigan performed the one for appreciable minutes towards Texas Southern and Troy, and the outcomes had been promising as he and freshman Justin Powell produce whereas Cooper is out.
Pearl defined Flanigan doesn’t have the complete playbook but however is enjoying properly with what he does know. Whereas enjoying out of place provides to the problem just a little, Flanigan defined he was up for it to assist the staff.
“It was only a new expertise for me, enjoying [point guard] in a recreation. I have been engaged on it this summer season and in practices all through the preseason,” Flanigan stated. “Coach Pearl, he’ll transfer it round a few video games. I prefer it.”
Flanigan’s play will doubtless show pivotal for the Tigers, particularly with SEC play beginning on Dec. 30. The sophomore was extra targeted on the second at hand following the win over Texas Southern on Dec. 15, saying he was simply thrilled to be again on the ground contributing and enjoying together with his teammates.
Pearl has watched rigorously as a number of gamers have taken their turns at main Auburn firstly of the season. Flanigan is the most recent to rise to the event, and it has Pearl optimistic about what he brings to the desk going ahead.