After a lackluster 2020 in Tasmanian basketball, Launceston's Harry Flint is keen to get as much under his belt in 2021 as possible.
The 17-year-old was slated to play for Tasmania in nationals in 2020, which were cancelled due to COVID-19.
"The lead-up to it was good and we had a good group of guys," Flint said.
"When we started training and hearing rumours about COVID we thought it would still be fine.
"Then when it finally got cancelled I thought all the work I had done had just gone to nothing and wasn't for anything, it was frustrating."
Despite this, the winger was able to compete in shortened state season for City of Launceston, and hopes to play for the Thunder in the NBL1 in 2021.
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While Flint said playing for City, as well as the High Performance team later in the year, kept him shape, tightening his development mentally fell to the wayside.
"Especially being a young guy, there's so much you've got to learn," he said.
"It's the little things about playing ... so learning the movements and being smarter with things - I've still got that to work on. From the physical side I feel like I'm definitely there."
Entering his final year of pre-tertiary studies, Flint said now is the time drawing eyes of scouts from across the Pacific, with aspirations to play college ball in the United States.
"At the moment it's hard with nationals being cancelled and then 2021 under-21 nationals looking like they won't go ahead," he said.
"You need to get film to send to coaches ... if you don't have any it's a lot harder to get over there. You can use film from earlier than 17 but you can be a completely different player in two years so there's no point.
"This year would have been nice [to have] because it's when you start to get your name out there."