It's A Done Deal: Syracuse's Jonny Flynn Signs With Agent

Donna ReynoldsContributor IApril 15, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 13:  Jonny Flynn#10 of the Syracuse Orange smiles during a game against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the semifinal round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) is reporting that sophomore guard Jonny Flynn has signed an agreement with Creative Artists Agency Sports, ending his college career and readying him for entry into the 2009 NBA Draft.

In an exclusive interview, Flynn told "Orange Segment" blogger Ryan Miller, "It really was hard to leave Syracuse, the city I've grown to love and fans I've grown to love, but at the end of the day I had to do what was best for me and my family and what you feel is best in your heart."

Flynn went on to explain why he hired an agent.

"If I'm going to do something, I've always been a guy to do everything 100 percent," he told Miller. "I don't want to be going into NBA workouts 70 percent sure I'm going into the NBA or 30 percent I can go back to college."

Prospects have until April 26 to declare for the NBA Draft and can withdraw up to June 15 if they do not retain the services of an agent.

Flynn returned to Syracuse Wednesday after spending the weekend in Niagara Falls with his family. He will now begin workouts in Syracuse to prepare for pre-draft camps.

The announcement ends weeks of speculation as to whether or not Flynn would return to Syracuse for the 2009-2010 season.