STATISTICS & HISTORY
Austin Earnest played basketball at Southeastern State in Oklahoma from 1938 until 1941 and returned after World War II for his senior year in 1947. The Savages won 57 games and lost only 7 during these four years. He played on teams that won three conference championships, participated in three NAIB (forerunner to NAIA) national tournaments in Kansas City, played in three All-College Tournaments in Oklahoma City, and made one trip to the National AAU Tournament in Denver, Colorado. Beginning with his freshman year, Austin was an important part of Savage basketball. He was a three-time Oklahoma Collegiate Conference all-conference selection. He led the conference in scoring in the 1939-40 season. As a four year letterman on the Southeastern track team, he won the conference shot and discus championships and placed in the javelin and high hurdles. Following graduation from Southeastern in 1947 Earnest played with with the Oklahoma City Drillers in the the short-lived the Professional Basketball league of America. He later was also active as a player and coach on the military teams which played extensively overseas and won the All-European Military Championship in 1948-49.
|AUSTIN EARNEST||Height:||6:05||Weight:||210||College:||Southeastern State (Ok)’47|
|Grover Ausrin Earnest||Born: Oct 17, 1917||Died: Feb 22, 2002||Hometown:||Calera, Ok.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1941-46||U.S, Army Air Corp.||Military Service|
|1948-61||U.S. Air Force||Military Service|
|Major League Totals||5||8||7||11||.636||23||4.6|