BOURBON - Clay Yeo became a household name state-wide in 2011, when as a sophomore, he helped lead Triton to the Class A state finals. Since then, he's become arguably the most decorated player in Trojan history, and carried the mantle as one of the area's best players for several years.
"He's broken basically every record we have at Triton", says coach Jason Groves, listing the accomplishments. "He's our all-time leading scorer. He set the single game scoring record last year.
"I think one area he's really improved this year he kind of sets the tone in practice. He's really become a good leader for us and teaches these younger kids how to work hard and the approach they need to take day in and day out in practice."And that's where Yeo has matured the most heading into his senior year. He's still scoring in bunches, averaging more than 28 points per game, but he's also developed into a coach on the floor.
"We have a lot of young players on our team this year", Yeo says. "I just try to lead by example. Pull them off to the side sometimes and tell them what they're doing wrong or waht's the better theing to do in different situations."
That includes Clay's younger brother Mason, who's a freshman on the team.
"He hasn't beaten me yet", Clay boasts of the the sibling rivalry. "But he does beat me in shooting games sometimes and of course, as an older brother, I get mad at him", Clay laughs.
After graduating Clay will play division one basketball at Valparaiso for Bryce Drew.
"They're (Valpo) such a great school academically, obviously one of the best in the state. Their basketball program is on the rise too. Coach Bryce Drew took over, that's why i want to go there."
Before thatchapter in his career, however, Yeo wants to make the most of his time at Triton.
"Obviously the main goal is to go as far in the tournament as we can; win a lot of big games. That's probably one of my main goals, just take my team as far as i can and just try to have fun and enjoy my last year."