By Pete Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7:48 PM EDT, March 24, 2011
Triton coach Jason Grove knew he was in for something special when six foot-five inch Clay Yeo walked into his gym last year as a freshman.
"You don't get too many 6'5" long, athletic kids at (Class) 1A," says Groves. "that's the main thing. Some kids are good basketball players, but they may be 5'10" and not very athletic."
"Clay has the physical potential to be a big time basketball player. Whether or not he does that is up to him."
Clay Yeo has put those very words into practice. He's not scoring 16 point per game by accident.
"You've got to put the work in to be good," Yeo admits. "I'm here every morning shooting around. Shooting around after practice trying to get better."
Yeo was just a kid, back when Triton won their first state title in 2008. Now he's a key cog in the Trojans bid for championship number-two.
"Growing up in `08, I was one of those little kids in the stands watching everybody play. I knew when I came up I wanted to get (a title). To be here is surreal."
But Clay's not interested in just being there. Yeo feels the Class-A state title is there for the taking, when Triton meets Indianapolis Metropolitan.
"I think we're the better team", Yeo states, unabashed. "We should come out with the win."
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