College Basketball Notebook
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. ó Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn turned pro and signed with an agent, ending his college career after two seasons and taking a top player off the Orange for the second straight year.
Jim Boeheim has gotten used to turning over talent.
“I’ve known pretty much for a while,” Boeheim said Thursday. “He’s had a tremendous career here, and I think he’s going to be a tremendous player at the next level. We hate to lose him, but the opportunity that he has and will take advantage of I think is tremendous. It’s a lot of money and it’s hard to not take. He’s been great for us and we wish him nothing but the best.”
Flynn, who was not available for comment, signed with Leon Rose’s Creative Artists Agency Sports.
The NBA draft will be held June 25 and the Orange’s Paul Harris and Eric Devendorf also are planning to declare for the draft but have not said whether they will hire agents. Underclassmen have until April 26 to declare. If they do not hire an agent, they have until June 15 to withdraw and retain their college eligibility.
Most mock drafts show Flynn being selected in the top half of the 30-pick first round.
– SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody is putting his name in the NBA draft with the intention of turning pro, but will leave open the option of returning for his senior season.
– COLUMBIA, S.C. ó South Carolina junior Dominique Archie says he’ll declare for the NBA draft but expects to return for his senior season.
Archie averaged 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game his junior season.
ATLANTA ó Georgia Tech has signed top prospect Derrick Favors of South Atlanta High School, giving the Yellow Jackets one of their most highly ranked signees in recent years.
Favors, a 6-foot-9 center, announced in January he picked the Yellow Jackets over Georgia and North Carolina State.
SEATTLE ó Former UCLA guard and current Washington assistant Cameron Dollar will become the new coach at Seattle University as the school continues its transition back to Division I.
Dollar is the choice to replace Joe Callero, who left earlier this month to take over at Cal Poly.