Former Syracuse point guard Johnny Flynn is set to work out for the Knicks in Westchester today. Stephen Curry, who has been linked to the Knicks, is scheduled to work out tomorrow.
Flynn averaged 17.4 points and 6.7 assists last year as a sophmore. The New York native was fourth in the Big East in scoring and second in assists.
Even though he is listed as 6′0″, his wingspan measured at 6″4″ inches. He suffered a broken ankle in eighth grade which he believes spurred his growing. Flynn wears a size-14 shoe and has the play making ability a taller guard would have.
Despite his lack of size, he posted the best vertical leap at the draft combine with 40-inches. Not only can he jump, but he also led the Orange to the Sweet 16 this past season.
The 20-year old played one of his best games this past season in the Big East tournament at the Garden, scoring 34 points against UCONN. The Big East quarterfinal game lasted six overtimes, and Flynn played 67 minutes and shot 16-16 from the foul line.
His ability to create his own shot, excellent court vision and pure speed would be vital in Head Coach Mike D’antoni's system. Flynn can be compared to Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks.
Brooks also listed as 6'0" , had a breakout series vs. the Lakers in the conference semi-finals of the NBA playoffs, averaging 18 points in seven games. If Curry is picked before eight, then watch for the Knicks to give Flynn a very close look.