Raptors take San Diego State point guard Malachi Flynn with 29th pick in NBA draft

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TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors selected point guard Malachi Flynn with the 29th pick in Wednesday night’s NBA draft.

The six-foot-one, 185-pound Flynn led San Diego State to a 30-2 record, and a No. 6 national ranking.

The 22-year-old, the youngest of seven children, played two seasons at Washington State before transferring to SDSU. He averaged a team-high 17.6 points on 44 per cent shooting and 37.3 per cent shooting from three-point range, plus 5.1 assists through 32 games for the Aztecs.

Flynn is known as a solid pick-and-roll player, and a tenacious defender.

He joins a backcourt of similarly small guards in Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, who will become a free agent on Friday.

The Raptors also hold the 59th pick in the draft.