Trentyn Flowers decommits from Louisville to play in Australia’s National Basketball League

Trentyn Flowers have decommitted from Louisville on Monday in order to sign a professional contract with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League. Flowers was a five-star wing prospect out of Combine Academy in Charlotte, NC. 

Flowers mentioned that he wants to play point guard at the next level. “This was the toughest decision I’ve ever made,” Flowers said of his decommitment. “Louisville was my dream college. But I feel like signing in the NBL gives me the best chance to lock in and develop my game. I’m going over there to play point guard, to learn how to run a team, and be a player like LaMelo Ball or Josh Giddey.” “Adelaide is a place for me to lock in and focus on my game.”

Louisville coach Kenny Payne was disappointed with the timing of Flowers departure, he said in a statement released to media outlets. “Earlier today, Trentyn and his family informed me of his decision to pursue a professional career overseas,” Payne said. “We’re certainly disappointed in his decision and the timing. We fully believe in the University of Louisville’s ability to help student-athletes reach their goals, including to play at the highest levels of professional basketball — and we’re confident that Trentyn could have achieved his dreams by making Louisville his home. However, we wish Trentyn and his family well in all of their future endeavors.”

Louisville finish 4-28 under Kenny Payne’s first season as head coach. He will be having challenges in replacing Flowers. 

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