Washington State Sophomore Malachi Flynn was invited to tryout for USA Basketball's U19 Junior National Team. Cougar basketball head coach Ernie Kent announced the news on Monday. The Tacoma native will tryout for the team during a training camp June 18-20.
Flynn is the first Cougar to earn a tryout since Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto were invited in 2009. Both Thompson and Casto were selected to the team and went on to win gold during the FIBA World Championships that year.
A committee will announce finalists for this year's roster and those that are selected will begin training the 21st of June. The list will then be slimmed down again and the final team will compete under Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari during July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt. Colorado head coach Tad Boyle as well as Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will be the assistants to Calipari during these competitions.
In 2016, Flynn led the team with 58 3-pointers on the season which ranked good enough for 15th in the conference. He also found himself in the top-10 for points, assists, 3-pointers, and minutes played for all time freshman in a single season at Washington State. He earned himself Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention following his stellar season.
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Flynn Invited to Attend USA Basketball U19 Junior National Team Training Camp - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Washington State men's basketball rising-sophomore, Malachi Flynn, has been invited to attend the USA Basketball U19 Junior National Team Training Camp, June 18-20, WSU head coach Ernie Kent, announced Monday.
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