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Memorial Planned for Former New Prairie Student-Athlete

(New Carlisle, IN) - A memorial service is planned for Wednesday afternoon to remember a former New Prairie student whose life was tragically cut short late last week.


20-year-old Braydon Flagg was killed in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. His 2012 Toyota left the roadway and struck a tree on westbound County Road 50 N. That’s in the area between Mill Creek and Bendix Woods. The family said Braydon was heading home from a summer job that he had just started.


Flagg graduated in 2021 from New Prairie, where he was a pitcher on the baseball team and a standout basketball player, leading the Cougars to a sectional title. The 6-5 shooting guard was one of the state’s top 3-point shooters his senior season. In a recruiting statement, Flagg wrote:


“Basketball is my passion and it would be an amazing opportunity to get my education paid for while playing the sport I love.  I love the constant activity and movement of basketball. I am a very competitive person and I exhaust maximum energy each play so I can maximize my team's opportunity of success.”


He went on to play college basketball at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. A biology major who just finished his sophomore year, Flagg was remembered by the coaching staff there as leader on and off the court. "We all feel immense sorrow as we have lost such a great young man and ONU basketball player in Braydon," said ONU Director of Athletics Mike Conway. "Braydon was an amazing young man and he will be missed beyond words." Flagg helped the Tigers win back-to-back conference regular season titles and a conference tournament championship. He also won the team’s 6th Man Award last year.


Friends and family will gather at New Prairie High School on Wednesday, May 31st to remember Braydon. A viewing is scheduled to take place in the High School Auditorium from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Central time, with a memorial service to follow at 5:00. The family invites attendees to dress casually, as Braydon would have wanted, especially sporting New Prairie or Olivet spirit wear.

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