Malachi Flynn transferred to San Diego State from Washington State for the 2019-20 season, and in his lone season with the Aztecs, he led them to a 30-2 record and a regular-season championship.
Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists per game, while San Diego State in scoring, field goals made, three-pointers made, free throws made, assists, and steals. He also took home the Moutain West Player and Defensive Player of the Year Awards.
Malachi Flynn Attributes
Flynn is a competitor and an elite scorer; he excels in the pick-n-roll offense, where he averaged 7.1 points per game in pick-n-roll situations. He can score in many ways, driving to the basket, hit mid-range jumpers, shoot the three-ball, as well as score off the dribble with pull-up shots and step-back jumpers.
Flynn is not as athletic as many point guards, but his crafty ball-handling ability and quick hands allow him to get to his spots on the court. His swift hands will enable him to be an effective defender; Flynn is an excellent on-ball defender and plays the passing lane well. The point guard is a cerebral defender using his basketball IQ to defend opposing players.
I think Flynn will be effective on the offensive end on the NBA level because of his ability in the pick-n-roll. The NBA nowadays used the pick-n-roll offense a lot. Flynn’s ability to shoot the three and score on many levels will also help. Although Flynn has outstanding defensive attributes, he will probably struggle on the NBA’s defensive end due to his size.
The former San Diego State star is 6’1 185 lbs with a 6’3 wingspan; Flynn’s lack of length may give him some trouble defending opposing NBA point guards. He is a competitor, so he will not back down on the defensive end. Flynn will probably be a second-round pick in the NBA Draft and will be a steal for whoever drafts him