Jonny Flynn has officially signed with the Melbourne Tigers, the Australian team announced today in a press release. Within the release, head coach Chris Anstey called Flynn "possibly the highest credentialed player in the prime of his career to ever play in the NBL."
It was reported yesterday that Flynn had agreed to terms to play in Australia with the Tigers. The former sixth overall pick, who was waived by the Pistons after spending the preseason with the club, will have an NBA opt-out, ESPN.com's Marc Stein confirms (via Twitter). According to Stein, Flynn will be able to come back to the NBA immediately if he receives an offer he likes (Twitter link).
Flynn is still just 23 years old and played reasonably well in part-time action for the Trail Blazers after a deadline deal sent him to Portland last season (5.2 PPG, 3.8 APG, 12.3 PER). As NBA teams start to suffer injuries and experience depth issues, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the former Syracuse star return stateside.