San Diego State junior Malachi Flynn might be the biggest sleeper in the entire 2020 NBA Draft and would be a great option for the Milwaukee Bucks at 24th overall.
Following all of the offseason rumors surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks allows a few things to become particularly clear: moves are going to happen, and those moves will likely involve the point guard position, specifically Eric Bledsoe.
Considering those two things, targeting a lead ball handler and playmaker should be at the top of the Milwaukee’s priorities when they’re on the clock with the 24th overall selection in next month’s draft.
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There will be an abundance of quality point guards available when the Bucks are on the clock, but one option that sticks out in particular, is Malachi Flynn from San Diego State.
The All-American junior had a breakout season for a surprisingly dominant Aztec team in 2019-20 that led to him nabbing this year’s Mountain West Player of the Year award as well as being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year.
In his 32 appearances with the Aztecs this 2019-20 season, Flynn averaged 17.6 points on .441/.372/.857 shooting splits, 5.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 33.4 minutes per game.
Clearly, Flynn’s boxscore stats jump off the page. The 6’1″ floor general certainly solidified his status as a first round pick on the court this year, and he might even be considered a steal for the Bucks at pick 24 when fans look back at this year’s draft’s results years from now.
With that being said, let’s break down what Flynn brings to the table as well as what he lack at this stage, how draft experts currently rate him and why he’d be a natural fit for the Milwaukee Bucks.