#10 Jonny Flynn
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6'0" 186 lbs Guard
HS: Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, NY
Born: 2/6/1989 Niagara Falls, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2007-08 Fr G 35 35 1243 191 416 45.9% 110 142 77.5% 56 161 34.8% 185 94 72 22 51 0 95 53 6 548 15.7 5.3 2.7
2008-09 So G 38 38 1418 219 476 46.0% 180 229 78.6% 45 142 31.7% 254 104 82 22 55 0 129 54 6 663 17.4 6.7 2.7
Career    
73
73
2661
410
893
45.9%
290
371
78.1%
101
303
33.3%
439
198
154
44
106
0
224
107
12
1211
16.6
6.0
2.7

Jonny Flynn was a talented point guard for Syracuse basketball for two seasons. He was able to drive between defenders to the basket, pull up for the three point shot, or pass to an open teammate. He also played with an incredible toughness rarely taking breaks in a game.

Jonny FlynnFlynn was a high school teammate of Syracuse forward Paul Harris, and a McDonald's All-American. He and Donte' Greene came to Syracuse as one of the heralded duo's the school has ever had. And Flynn did not disappoint.

Flynn had a reputation as being a great passer and showed he could also score by scoring 28 points in his first collegiate game, a home game against Siena, breaking the Syracuse freshman single game scoring record of 27 set by Carmelo Anthony. Flynn would play solid most of the season, and because of attrition of the available players at the guard position by time conference play started, he would play virtually every minute of the Big East season, averaging 39+ minutes a game. Flynn would be name Co-Rookie of the Year in the Big East, along with making the All Rookie Team, and Honorable Mention All-Big East.

Flynn's sophomore season would top his freshman year. He would start the season leading the Orange in scoring six straight games, and leading them to the preseason CBE Basketball Championship over Kansas. As the Big East season rolled around, Flynn became more comfortable trusting his teammates, particular Eric Devendorf and Andy Rautins, to take the tough shots, and he began passing the ball more routinely, and more effectively. In a loss against Providence, Flynn single handedly kept Syracuse in the game with a career high 35 points.

Flynn's play making became more spectacular as the Big East season rolled on, and the Orange were playing far more effectively as a result. Flynn made a great pass to Rautins for the game clinching overtime shot against Marquette, to wrap up the regular season. Flynn would follow in the steps of legendary Syracuse guards Pearl Washington and Sherman Douglas, and make the Big East Tournament his own special show. Flynn would score 19 points and have 11 assists in the first round of the tournament as Syracuse easily won over Seton Hall.

The next game was against #4 nationally ranked UConn, in a game that would go down as one of the greatest Big East Tournament games ever played. The game would go six overtime periods, before Syracuse would eventually win it 127-117. Flynn played 67 of the possible 70 minutes in that game, including all thirty minutes of overtime. Along the way he would score 34 points, including 16 of 16 from the free throw line. Syracuse would go on to beat West Virginia the next night, again in overtime, before losing to Louisville in the finals. Flynn would be named the Big East Tournament's Most Valuable Player, despite playing on the losing team.

Flynn would play strong again in the NCAA tournament, showing that he could play with the best players in the country. He would be named to the All Big East 2nd Team. When the season had ended, Flynn had played more minutes in a season than any Orangeman had ever played before.

Flynn would take advantage of his strong finish to declare himself for the NBA draft, ending his collegiate career after his sophomore season. He was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft with the 6th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA Career Statistics
Season Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3FGA 3FGM % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2009-10 G
81
2,339
397
952
41.7%
223
270
82.6%
77
215
35.8%
356
191
98
233
82
2
1,094
13.5
4.4
2.4
2010-11 G
53
983
108
296
36.5%
32
42
76.2%
31
100
31.0%
182
77
58
113
34
3
279
5.3
3.4
1.5
2011-12 G
29
416
46
131
35.1%
29
39
74.4%
10
34
29.4%
96
39
23
36
6
2
131
4.5
3.3
1.3
Total
G
163
4,154
551
1,379
40.0%
284
351
80.9%
118 349 33.8%
634
307
179
-
382
122
7
1,504
9.2
3.9
1.9

Flynn would have a solid rookie season as the starting point guard for the Timberwolves.

He would injure his hip late in the season, and have off season surgery to fix it, delaying the start of his second season, and when he returned he could not regain his starting position. He would be traded to the Houston Rockets in the off season, and then midway through the 2011-12 season he would be traded to the Portland Trailblazers.

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