Lions Sign Junior College Transfer
First-team All-Conference selection Chase Flint signs NLI to attend LMU starting in the fall of 2012.
May 2, 2012
LOS ANGELES - First-team All-Conference selection Chase Flint from the College of Eastern Utah has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play men's basketball for LMU starting in the fall of 2012, announced Head Coach Max Good on Tuesday.
Flint, a 6-1 guard, was one of the top-five players in the competitive junior college Scenic West Athletic Conference. Flint was ranked in the Conference's top-15 of every statistical category except blocked shots as a true freshman in the 2011-12 season.
"Chase is such a well-rounded player, it is amazing," said Good, who will enter his fifth season with the Lions in 2012-13. "He comes from arguably one of the best junior college conferences in the country and proven he is one of the top players from that league."
He was ranked seventh in the league in scoring (13.6 ppg), second in rebounds (7.8 rpg), seventh in field goal percentage (48.7%), second in assists (5.4), fourth in free throw percentage (77.9%), first in steals (2.7 spg), fourth in three-point field goal percentage (41.2%), third in three-pointers made (1.9 pg), first in assist/turnover ratio (2.4), 11th in offensive rebounds (2.0), 2nd in defensive rebounds (5.7) and first in minutes played (30.9).
"I don't know if I have seen a kid get these kind of stats all across the board the way he has," said Good. "He is an incredibly tough, hard-nosed player who will put everything he has on the floor every single night. We are very pleased to have him."
Prior to attending Eastern Utah, Flint spent two years on a mission. He graduated from Davis High School in 2008 after leading the team to a 22-1 record, 13-0 in league play and a No. 2 finish the state of Utah State. As a senior he averaged 13.0 points, 4.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.
"He is 21 years old and is a very mature player that will have three years of eligibility for us," said Good. "He is a point guard, but can clearly be versatile and play the two."