Jonny Flynn’s Discounted Windmill
Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn had quite the productive weekend, helping his Orange reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after consecutive trips to the NIT. During the Orange’s beatdown of Stephen F. Austin and Arizona State, Flynn had 27 points and 14 assists (9 turnovers), and one breakaway windmill dunk that didn’t count but looked good anyway, even with the four-step travel
Let’s put it this way, Flynn picks up his dribble at the top of the key and doesn’t take off until he’s passed the free throw line — around the hash marked part of the free throw circle — after what looks like at least four steps. Granted, taking away those two points would not have affected the outcome of the game; but just once, it would be nice to see the correct call being made more times than not.