BOURBON — Triton senior Clay Yeo can now add another first to his already impressive resume.
Yeo was selected as the first player in Trojan boys basketball history to play in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series, Triton announced Tuesday. He is one of 13 Indiana seniors who will play against the Kentucky All-Stars on June 14 in Louisville, Kentucky and on June 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
“This is a very prestigious honor, and I’m very humbled to be selected as an Indiana All-Star,” said Yeo. “There are a lot of big names from the past who have been Indiana All-Stars, so it’s an honor to be a part of such great Indiana basketball history.”
“What an amazing honor for Clay,” echoed Triton basketball coach Jason Groves, who was asked to serve an assistant coach on the Indiana All-Star team but declined due to prior commitments. “He has had a remarkable season and career here at Triton. He has really worked hard throughout the years to improve himself as a player and person, and it is nice to see that hard work pay off. I am so happy for him to be called an Indiana All-Star.”
Yeo is just the second student-athlete from Triton to be selected to the All-Star team. Former Triton great and Michigan University standout Lorea Feldman (1984) was the first Trojan to wear the Indiana All-Star jersey. Yeo is the first male from Triton to be selected to the team.
The 6’6” Valparaiso recruit ended his career at Triton with every scoring record possible, including the all-time scoring record of 1,992 points, single-game scoring record of 44 points, and the single-season scoring record of 675 points set during his junior season in 2011-12.
“It’s a great feeling to say that I’m the second individual selected, and to be the first male athlete from Triton is truly awesome,” Yeo said. “It just feels great to represent my school and my community. I would really like to thank my family, friends, the school board, staff, and everyone else who has helped me along the way to achieve this dream of mine. Special thanks to Coach Groves for giving me the opportunity to showcase what I can do on the floor and for helping develop me on and off the court.”
Yeo will wear the number 8 on his jersey and will be joined by Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern), Demetrious Jackson (Mishawaka Marian), Byrson Scott (Ft. Wayne Northrop), Devin Davis (Warren Central), Michael Volovic (Carmel), Collin Hartman (Cathedral), V.J. Beachem (New Haven), Basil Smotherman (Lawerence North), Blake Simmons (Castle), Mike Crawford (Tipton), Michael Schlotman (Munster) and Darius Latham (North Central).