FORMER Bendigo Junior Braves star Austen Flint has enjoyed a breakout season with the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls in the United States.
After enduring a frustrating start to his college career because of injury, Flint turned heads with the Owls this season.
The guard started 24 of the Owls’ 32 games, averaging 10 points, three assists and two rebounds per game.
The Owls’ season concluded on the weekend when they lost 77-57 to the number one seed College of Idaho in the Cascade Conference semi-final.
Flint, who dished out a game high six assists in the semi-final, played a major role in getting the Owls to the semi-final.
Late in the regular season game he nailed two free throws with nine seconds remaining on the clock to secure the Owls a 67-63 win over the nationally-ranked Concordia.
The following night, Flint scored 18 points as the Owls lost 78-77 in overtime to Warner Pacific.
The defeat meant the Owls had to go on the road for the first round of the play-offs.
They faced Concordia again and this time around there was no need for Flint’s late heroics.
He scored 20 points as the Owls cruised to a 67-51 win.
That win saw the Owls advance to the semi-final against College of Idaho.
Flint still has two seasons to play with the Owls.