Malachi Flynn, a guard prospect out of Tacoma, Wash., is currently on an official visit to Washington State, a source confirmed to CougCenter Wednesday evening. The news was first reported by Patrick Engel of PonyStampede.com.
UPDATE: Flynn announced on Twitter Thursday evening that he has committed to Washington State. Flynn joins Milan Acquaah and Jeff Pollard, both of whom have already signed, in the Cougars' 2016 recruiting class.
I'm truly blessed to announce that I have committed to Washington State University. I want to thank all of the schools that recruited me!— Malachi Flynn (@malachi_flynn3) March 25, 2016
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound guard was recently named the Washington 4A Player of the Year after averaging nearly 30 points per game as a senior at Bellarmine Prep. Flynn was also named the Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Player of the Year, in addition to earning Narrows League MVP honors.
"He's a very intelligent player," Bellarmine Prep coach Bernie Salazar told the Tacoma News Tribune last fall. "He's gifted and talented, but he works very hard on his game. But what stands out the most is his intelligence. He makes very good decisions most of the time."
Ernie Kent offered Flynn, who was previously committed to Pacific, a month ago, adding the Cougars to an offer sheet that also includes Davidson, Pepperdine, San Diego, Cal Poly, Columbia, Montana State and UC Davis. Flynn is also receiving interest from SMU.
Renard Suggs and Ny Redding were granted their releases from the WSU basketball program two weeks ago, opening the door for Kent to pursue two players during the late signing period, which opens April 13.
Kent has already signed Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral guard Milan Acquaah and Bountiful, Utah forward Jeff Pollard in the 2016 recruiting class. The Cougars also have offers out to several unsigned prospects, including Tacoma (Wash.) Wilson guard David Jenkins and Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral forward Lucas Siewert.