Jonny Flynn Heading to Summer League

The sunshine state adds another Orange alum as Summer League gets ready to begin in Orlando, Florida. More inside.

When it came to Syracuse University, it was Jonny Flynn with the ball in his hands.

After serving as starting point guard for the Syracuse Orange, Flynn decided against his final two seasons of eligibility when the NBA Draft came calling.

As a prelude to the draft, Flynn was an integral part of a 10-point victory by the Orange over the Huskies of UConn in what has gone down in history as not only one of Syracuse's best, but one of the most memorable games in all of NCAA history.

Competing in 67 of the 70 minutes the match took to decide a winner, he totaled 34 points with almost half coming at the free throw line, where he was a perfect 16-for-16.

Flynn would be selected after the season of that aforementioned thriller in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and become their starting point guard as well.

But a hip injury would hold him out, resulting in the loss of his starting role, which he did not regain.

He moved on to play with the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers before leaving the states to compete in the Australian National Basketball League for the Melbourne Tigers.

Turning his focus back toward basketball in the United States, Flynn will play with the Indiana Pacers at Orlando Summer League from July 7th to the 12th in an effort to make an NBA roster for this coming season.

Syracuse University contributed to this report.

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