We continue our senior sendoff series with the departure of Loyola Marymount guard, Chase Flint. The graduate student from Fruit Heights, Utah, was a multi-sport star from Davis High School, accelerating at both basketball and football. Thanks to a breakout senior year, Flint earned All-State and All-Davis Area honors, leading Davis to the regional championship for three straight years. He was also named to the State All-Tournament team, averaging a resounding 13.0 points per game.
Davis High School is known for producing some incredible talent on the hardwood, including future Gonzaga point guard and shooting phenom, Jesse Wade. Flint was no exception, and it was thanks to his incredible senior season that his collegiate career got off on the right foot.
After spending two years on his LDS mission, Flint returned home to play ball as a freshman for the College of Eastern Utah, in which he was one of the top-five players in the competitive junior college Scenic West Athletic Conference. It was thanks to this accomplishment that Chase got noticed by Loyola Marymount and asked to be a part of the squad.
It wasn’t until the 2012-13 season that Chase joined the Lions in southern California, in which he started 18 of the 23 games he participated in with LMU. He averaged 4.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 3.2 APG in first year at Loyola Marymount, with some impressive performances against quality teams like Ole Miss and BYU. He was off to a great start with the program.
Flint’s contributions were going strong well into the 2013-14 season, as he was averaging 22.3 minutes per contest as well as 4.5 points. It wasn’t until a matchup against Portland in January that Chase ran into quite a roadblock, suffering a broken elbow injury against the Pilots that would have him sitting out for the remainder of the season due to necessary surgery.
After taking the time to recover and get back into form, Chase returned for his final campaign with the Lions this past season, in which he didn’t miss a game for LMU. He finished the year with 2.4 PPG and 3.6 APG, and it was great getting to see Chase perform without any worries about his shoulder.
It’s been a fun three years with you in the West Coast Conference, Chase, and we wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors!