Malachi Flynn becomes a first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft
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San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn, one of the most decorated players in Aztec history, is now officially a pro. Flynn was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the No. 29 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
The pick is in.
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The Tacoma, Wash., native was named Mountain West Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and received the MW Male Athlete of the Year honor for his performance during the 2019-2020 season.
He also earned Consensus All-America Second-Team honors, which made him the fourth MW athlete to be named a Consensus All-American. The other three are Kawhi Leonard (second-team in 2011), Jimmer Fredette (first-team in 2011) and Andrew Bogut (first-team in 2005).
Flynn was at SDSU for two years but sat out the first one due to NCAA transfer rules after arriving from Washington State. The 6’1 guard has often been overlooked because of his size, but he has proven he can make a big impact.
He was part of an Aztec roster that registered a 30-2 record last season, including a 26-game winning streak. That SDSU team went undefeated until Feb. 22, they were the last NCAA Division I team with zero losses. The final Associated Press Top 25 had them at No. 6.
Flynn was a starter in all 32 games while averaging 33.5 minutes. He led his team with an average of 17.6 points and 5.1 assists, while also contributing 4.5 rebounds per game. Flynn was ranked first in the conference in assists, steals and assist-to-turnover ratio.