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SDSU All-American guard Malachi Flynn declares for NBA Draft

SDSU Men's Basketball Malachi Flynn
Posted at 2:19 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 17:21:29-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Guard Malachi Flynn will forego his senior season at San Diego State and enter the NBA draft.

Flynn was a consensus All-American and the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year after transferring from Washington State and sitting out one season. He led SDSU to a 30-2 record, the regular-season Mountain West title and a No. 6 ranking.

Flynn transferred to SDSU because he wanted to be part of a winning program. He never got a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs were projected as a No. 1 or 2 seed before this year's tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In comments posted on the site, Flynn said: "After receiving feedback from NBA teams and thoughtful discussions with my family and Coach Dutcher, I have decided to forego by senior season and declared myself eligible for the NBA Draft. I have immensely enjoyed my two years at San Diego State and the bond that has been forged with my teammates during this magical season will never be broken. I am grateful to my teammates, the coaching staff, and the University for helping me become the basketball player and man I am today. I look forward to watching with pride the success of this program for years to come.

I have been overwhelmed by the support from Aztec Nation. I will never forget the way the San Diego community and The Show embraced me when I made the decision to transfer to San Diego State and the support our team received during this incredible season. I am proud to say I am an Aztec For Life. Thank you, San Diego."