San Diego State star Malachi Flynn drafted by Toronto Raptors in first round of 2020 NBA Draft

SDSU Men's Basketball Malachi Flynn
Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 10:40:08-05

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors selected 6-foot-1 San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn 29th overall in the NBA draft, and 6-foot-5 Nevada guard Jalen Harris 59th.

The Raptors face some uncertainty at point guard. Toronto hopes to re-sign free agent Fred VanVleet, while six-time All-Star Kyle Lowry, now 34, has one year remaining on his contract.

Flynn began his college career with two seasons at Washington State before playing his junior season with the Aztecs.

Flynn averaged 15.8 points per game in his final season with the Cougars, and boosted that to 17.6 points as a junior at SDSU, adding 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds.

The 22-year-old Flynn was named the 2019-20 Mountain West Player of the Year and the conference's Defensive Player of the Year.