It did not take much for Clay Yeo to commit to Valpo. He knew it when he met Bryce Drew.

"Everyone knows about the shot, against Ole Miss," said Yeo, a junior at Triton. "And he's just a great guy, put on top of that."

Yeo has made some big shots of his own leading Triton all the way to the state championship game last season as only a sophomore.

"Nothing like he has," Yeo said. "But hopefully I can make some at Valpo like he has."

At Triton, Yeo is the only returning starter from last year's runner-up team. And this year, he's been asked to take a lot more shots than he ever did before.

"He's not a selfish player at all," Triton coach Jason Groves said. "He's going to get the points within the offense; he's never going to try to do too much. But at the same time, we like it when he tries to do quite a bit because we need him to do quite a bit."

But if there is ever been anyone capable of handling that role, it's Yeo.

"He's the leader of our team," Groves said, "and so he knows he has to show up each and every night, because the other team is going to bring their best defender or defenders at him."

"They're expecting me to be the leader and take more shots, and I'm perfectly fine with that role," Yeo said. "I think people expect a lot out of me, and expect that senior role. And I'm willing to take that right now as a junior."