Washington State’s disappointing 2017-18 season was followed by even more bad news when several of its best players opted to leave the program. That included second-leading scorer Malachi Flynn, who announced he was transferring in March after two years with the Cougars.
And now Flynn appears to have found a home, tweeting Monday that he’ll be playing at San Diego State in 2019-2020 after sitting out next season under NCAA transfer rules.
— Malachi Flynn (@malachi_flynn3) May 7, 2018
Flynn, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-high 4.3 assists per game last season as a sophomore. He was Washington State’s top three-point threat, making 77 longballs on a team that set a school record with 341 threes.
San Diego State has been a destination for at least one previous WSU player during the Ernie Kent era. Center Valentine Izundu played the 2016-17 season with the Aztecs after playing one season with the Cougars following a transfer from Houston.
With Flynn’s decision made, three other WSU transfers remain undecided. Guards Milan Acquaah and T.J. Mickelson and forward Jamar Ergas have yet to announce their future plans.
Also moving on from WSU after last season is junior forward Robert Franks, the team’s leading scorer, who entered the NBA Draft.