During one of his ESPN podcasts, Sports Guy Bill Simmons challenged draftexpress.com’s 2009 NBA mock selections, which included Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin as the top pick.
“The one I totally disagree with is Jonny Flynn at 20. I think he’s much better than that,” Simmons said.
“He’s a lottery pick.”
Flynn, who was on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated that came out this week, coyly mentioned he’s planning to return to Syracuse for his junior year when his team’s NCAA run is complete.
Don’t count on it.
With lightning-quick moves and intense leadership skills, the former Wolverine keeps proving he’s ready for the next level. As he follows a huge Big East tourney with a trip to the Sweet 16, Flynn’s stock keeps rising.
Might go so high he’ll have to cash it in.