High School Sports

Bellarmine Prep’s Malachi Flynn reopens recruiting, no longer committed to University of the Pacific

The News Tribune

Bellarmine Prep senior point guard Malachi Flynn is no longer committed to the University of the Pacific.

Flynn had verbally committed in September to playing for the university’s men’s basketball team next year, but reopened his recruitment following the indefinite paid suspensions of head coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young while the athletics program is investigated for academic misconduct.

Bellarmine Prep coach Bernie Salazar said Thursday that Flynn would be open to re-committing to the Stockton, Calif., university, which is a member of the West Coast Conference, following the results of the investigation.

Flynn had originally said he chose the University of the Pacific over offers from Montana State and UC Davis. Flynn scored 34 points in a win over Timberline Wednesday night and is averaging 32.2 points per game through Bellarmine Prep’s first five games.