PG Malachi Flynn
6'2"185 lbsSan Diego State
11 POS RK
31 OVR RK
After two solid years at Washington State, Flynn broke through as an elite college point guard after transferring to San Diego State. Size (he's 6-foot-1) could be an issue for Flynn in the NBA, but he's a capable shooter with good markers in terms of reading the game. - Pelton
Most mock drafts have 6-1 guard from Tacoma going in the 20s on Wednesday night
"Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino tweeted from Greece, where he was coaching a pro club: “Malachi Flynn might be the best guard I’ve seen all year.”
He would be named second team all-American by most publications and first team by a few. His “win shares” metric of 7.4 ranked first in the NCAA. He graded in the 96th percentile in pick-and-roll efficiency and led the Mountain West in steals and assist-to-turnover ratio."
29. Toronto Raptors: PG Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
This pick made a lot of sense when many thought Fred VanVleet would leave Toronto. I love Flynn. He's polished and smart and a proven winner, and he's particularly great in pick-and-roll offense. Grade: B+
“He’s played his way into everything he’s ever gotten,” SDSU coach Brian Dutcher says. “He’s exceeded expectations. No one’s every projected him anything. He just played his way there, which is the beauty of it. He produces, and eventually with all that production you have to take notice.”
He won’t blow past you with his dribble; instead he’ll get your body weight leaning in the wrong direction with a lethal hesitation move. He won’t dunk on you; he’ll scoop the ball off the dribble underhand and kiss it off the backboard before you can block it. He won’t rise up and shoot over you; he’ll step back and loft a jumper from well behind the NBA 3-point line.