Yeo tabbed for 2nd Player of the Week honor
BOURBON — After helping put the Trojans back on top at the Class A Regional 13 over the weekend, Triton senior Clay Yeo was honored with his second Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/ Subway Player of the Week honor this season Monday.
Yeo was named the District 1 Player of the Week after averaging 26 points and seven rebounds in a pair of wins over Fort Wayne Canterbury and Pioneer at home at the Trojan Trench.
The 6’6” Valparaiso University recruit scored 17 points with nine rebounds and five assists as Triton handed Canterbury a 44-41 reprisal after the Trojans’ double overtime loss to the Cavaliers in the regional championship last season. He then followed with 35 points, five rebounds and three blocks as the No. 10 Trojans defeated No. 4 Pioneer 53-41 in the final.
Yeo sank 13-of-17 shots — including 3-of-5 3-pointers — and scored all 12 of Triton’s points in the third quarter in the victory over the Panthers.
“Clay never ceases to amaze me,” said Triton head coach Jason Groves following Saturday’s championship. “He’s a phenomenal talent. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime player, and it’s a blessing to coach him.”
Yeo was previously named the Player of the Week for his performances during the week of Dec. 10-15 in which he averaged 33 points over two games, netting 37 points in a 72-36 win over Bethany Christian and another 29 in a 51-27 Northern State Conference victory over New Prairie.
Yeo was joined by Tipton senior Mike Crawford and Linton senior Dess Fougerousse as winners of the IBCA/ Subway Player of the Week distinction for the week of March 4-9.
This is the fifth season for the awards program and the first season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana. Boys winners will be selected from now through the week following March 23.