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Flynn set to sign with agent

Posted on: April 13, 2009 11:14 pm
 

Jonny Flynn will forgo his final two years of college and sign with an agent, according to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper.

Waters has three sources -- all of them speaking on the condition of anonymity -- who told him Flynn plans to sign with Leon Rose, i.e., LeBron James' agent. A formal announcement is expected later this week, at which time any hopes the Orange had at a 2010 Final Four will officially be gone considering Paul Harris and Eric Devendorf have also applied for early entry into the NBA Draft.

Flynn averaged 17.4 points and 6.7 assists as a sophomore.

The 6-foot point guard is projected as a likely lottery pick in June's NBA Draft.

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Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 5:34 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

They'll be OK. Devendork can just take 10 dumb shots a game, instead of the 6 or 7 he took last year.

 

 




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 5:11 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

I said: I love it. Good move, Jonny. Who in their right mind would want to stay in Syracuse anyway? What a dump!

NCAA2010: How Funny!! This coming from a guy located in Jersey....lmfao!!

What's so funny about that? I live in South Jersey, aka the nice part of New Jersey. You live in, or went to school in, or are at least defending, the city where white kids think they're black and black kids are just pissed they live in such an un-hip, middle-of-nowhere, 6-feet-of-snow town.

 

 




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 4:50 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

 Say goodbye to the tourney for another stretch

 




Since: Apr 10, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2009 3:36 pm
 

Re Turkey

You're right about limited scholarship space. I think Boeheim told Harris and Devendorf that he might not be able to offer them a scholarship next year. Frankly, I can see why. Devendorf has shown a low IQ both on and off the court. Besides having trouble living up to expectations, Harris also has trouble with authority. Boeheim is a free-reign kind of coach, but I noticed Harris constantly being yanked last year after a normally passable mistake. I think their relationship has been suffering from the get-go. Either way, neither of them are true student-athletes. I am surpised E made it this far honestly.

With Flynn, I heard he might have been facing academic probation and/or ineligibility, so that might have been incentive to jump as well. Plus, facing the kind of money he's looking at, I can't say I blame him entirely. Still, what made Flynn so special was the HEART he brought to the court every night. I guess that's why I was surprised by his decision to get an agent... it's kind of an all money, no heart choice, not like him at all. Still I wish him the best, I am proud to have him represent Syracuse.




Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2009 2:59 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

 

I love it. Good move, Jonny. Who in their right mind would want to stay in Syracuse anyway? What a dump! How Funny!! This coming from a guy located in Jersey....lmfao!!




Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2009 2:49 pm
 

Re- Syracuse will be "fine"

 I was being sarcastic when I said "hello NIT". But you're being overly optimistic if you expect us to match this year's numbers. Really? You think we'll be a Sweet 16 team after losing 3 of the players who got us there in the first place? Ha.

 

 

I honestly did not know you were being sarcastic with the NIT comment.  Therefore, we seem to be on the same page as far as we both expect next year's team to be in the top 1/2 of the BE, and be in the tourney, right?  It just seems that I have them winning a few more games than you do, and I think they are sweet sixteen caliber.

Keep in mind, I'm not comparing next year's team with what would have been next year's team, I'm comparing them to last year's team (who I think under-achieved.)  I think Boeheim saw that he was going to have to many players next year, and helped push these guys out the door.  We all know that having too many players is a good thing, but there are issues that come with that.  Scholarships are limited, and so is playing time.  Let's not forget that some of these atletes are not cut out to be college students, and might end up academically intelligible if they stay.  I believe that heavily influenced Donte Greene last year.

 




Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2009 1:42 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

This hurts us if he does.He is not ready but if i was in his shoes I probably would go too.We really could have been a final 4 team next yr.




Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 1:27 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

 

AO and JACKSON need to STEP IT UP!!! AND PLAY LIKE BIG MEN!!! STOP BEING LITTLE SKIRTS




Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2009 1:14 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

Tough break SU.  Flynn is not replacable.  Not to mention losing the other guys.  But Flynn, returning, would be set up to do BIG things.  Too many people are making a big deal about this draft class being weak.  Had he come back, he's a legit top 10 player.  Bummer. 




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 1:08 pm
 

Flynn set to sign with agent

They might be "fine," but this has to come as a crushing blow to fans of a team that had national championship aspirations. Heck, the news comes about 5 days after Sporting News proclaimed them the team to beat in '09-'10.

I love it. Good move, Jonny. Who in their right mind would want to stay in Syracuse anyway? What a dump!

 



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