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.
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 Southeastern State College
1939-40 Southeastern State College
1940-41 Southeastern State College
1941-46 U.S, Army Air Corp. Military Service
1946-47 Southeastern State College
1947-48 Oklahoma City PBLA 5 8 7 11 .636 23 4.6
1948-61 U.S. Air Force Military Service
Major League Totals 5 8 7 11 .636 23 4.6

















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