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John Flowers Signs With Uruguay Club in Preparation For Another Year in Pros

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Following playing in the 2021 TBT for Best Virginia, former WVU forward John Flowers has signed with Peñarol—a basketball club in Uruguay.

Flowers will look to begin his 11th year playing professional basketball.

“It’s a blessing to be able to travel and do what I love to do for a living, learn the different walks of life,” Flowers said. “[To] be able to play basketball for a living, make good money and provide for my family; it’s just been a blessing.”

Since 2011, Flowers has played in Japan, France, Germany, Venezuela and Mexico.

Flowers most recently played in France for the 2020-21 campaign, averaging 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists. The Best Virginia general manager spent the entire summer bringing back former WVU basketball players together to compete in the TBT tournament in July. Flowers—alongside members of the 2010 Final Four team and the “Press Virginia” teams—were able to reach the Sweet-16 before running into the eventual runner-ups of the tournament.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Maryland played all four seasons under Bob Huggins at West Virginia. Flowers was originally recruited by John Beilein but decided to keep his commitment and play under Huggins. Flowers was apart of four NCAA Tournament teams, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008 and a Final Four appearance in 2010.

Flowers played 142 career games for the gold and blue, starting in 44 of those.

Flowers will now head over to Uruguay in preparation for another year in his long-lasting professional career.

(Top Photo: Ben Soloman / TBT)

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently writes for The Daily Athenaeum and is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports—an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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