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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Former San Diego State College level guard Malachi Flynn was named Wednesday the 2019-20 Mountain West Male Athlete of the 12 months.

He’s the third SDSU student-athlete to obtain the award, following within the footsteps of soccer’s Rashaad Penny and monitor and discipline’s Shanieka Thomas, who had been the 2017-18 MW Male Athlete of the 12 months and 2012-13 MW Feminine Athlete of the 12 months, respectively. The announcement was made Wednesday on the convention’s workplace in Colorado Springs, Colo.

On April 17, following his junior season, the Tacoma, Wash., native declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft and employed an agent, ending his faculty eligibility.

Along with superior athletic achievement, standards for the MW Athlete of the 12 months Award requires that the nominees be in good tutorial standing all through their season of competitors, and display good character and conduct on and off the taking part in discipline.

In 32 video games, all begins, Flynn led the Aztecs to the 2019-20 Mountain West regular-season championship, this system’s conference-record twelfth Mountain West title. He averaged 17.6 factors, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 33.5 minutes per sport. He added 56 steals and three blocks in 1,072 whole minutes on the ground.

Amongst Mountain West performers, he ranked first in assists, assist-to- turnover ratio and steals, third in scoring and free-throw proportion, fifth in field-goal proportion and three-point discipline targets and eighth in minutes.

Flynn was named a second-team All-American, becoming a member of SDSU Corridor of Famers Michael Cage and Kawhi Leonard because the third consensus All-American in program historical past.

His accomplishments within the classroom included being honored as an Aztec Scholar-Athlete, Tutorial All-Mountain West designee, and inclusion on the NABC Honors Courtroom. He majored in interdisciplinary research.

SDSU completed the common season as the one group in Division I with a single loss, with a 28-1 document. When competitors was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Aztecs had been considered one of three groups together with Gonzaga and Dayton with solely two losses on the yr. The Aztecs set group information for consecutive wins and wins to open a season with 26 and had been the final undefeated group within the nation, holding that distinction for 39 days.

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