Jonny William Flynn (born February 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played collegiate basketball for the Syracuse Orange and was widely considered one of the top point guards in college basketball.
Flynn and Niagara Falls High School won the 2005 New York state public high school and federation championships. He was also named New York State Mr. Basketball following his senior year. When he graduated with the class of 2007, he was ranked the No. 22 overall recruit and No. 4 point guard by Rivals.com as well as the No. 23 overall and the No. 4 point guard by Scout.com. Flynn was a 2007 McDonald's All-American and he was named to the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that competed against the World Select Team in the 10th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tennessee. Flynn was a former high school and college teammate of guard/forward Paul Harris, whom he played alongside as members of the Minnesota Timberwolves' summer league team. In his senior year, Flynn averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.3 rebounds.
In his first game ever, on November 12, 2007, Flynn scored 28 points which eclipsed former Orange standout Carmelo Anthony's record for most points in a freshman's debut. Later in the season, he matched his debut performance with another 28-point effort in an 82-77 loss to Pittsburgh on March 21, 2008. Flynn would go on to a prolific freshman year, collecting co-Big East Rookie of the Year honors with averages of 15.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. Flynn and fellow freshman Donte Greene were the second-highest scoring freshman duo in the country, combining to average 33.4 points per outing.