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Yoho joins exclusive club

Posted Friday, December 9, 2011, at 8:54 PM

When Eastern Greene senior JT Yoho scored 21 points in a 72-48 victory at Mitchell Saturday night, he joined an exclusive club.

He became just the seventh boys basketball player at Eastern Greene to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

He currently has 1,018 points and needs just 14 points to pass Kyle Lindsey, a 1995 graduate who amassed 1,031 career points.

Tom Edwards (1990) would be the next one on Yoho's radar with 1,166 points.

Chad Gater, a 1993 graduate, and his 1,171 points would likely be within reach.

With 18 regular season games remaining (three in the Greene County Invitational) and at least one tournament game, Yoho could amass another 380 points.

That is assuming he averages 20 points per game. He scored 18.7 last year and is scoring at 21.3 ppg through three games.

If that would happen, he would finish with 1,348 points, passing Michael Burris (1,295 points in 1997) and J.B. Neill, who is second on the all-time EGHS list currently with 1,301 points.

Levi Carmichael, currently the head coach in waiting at EGHS, is tops on the Thunderbird career scoring list with 1,603.

No matter how many games Yoho, who entered this season with 954 points, would play, he is likely to end up second on list before heading off to Wright State.

"This is quite an accomplishment," said EGHS coach Andy Igel. "He is just the seventh player to ever do this at Eastern.

"And he has almost a full season remaining."

Unofficially, Yoho is the 61st player in the history of area boys hoops to reach this milestone.

If he finished with 1,398 points (our projected total for argument's sake), he would pass Linton-Stockton coach Joey Hart, who is currently 17th unofficially with 1,388 that he scored at Union High School.

Union's Brody Boyd accumulated a staggering 2,632 points in his four-year career as a Bulldog, which culminated with a trip to the Class A championship game in 2000 before playing at the University of Iowa.

That is tops by an area player and the fourth-most in the history of Indiana High School boys basketball.

A.J. Graves, former White River Valley and Butler standout and current girls coach at his alma mater, is second with 2,041 points, the most by a Greene County player.

Rusty Miller of Switz City (Central) poured in 1,978 points, third on the all-time area list. The 1975 graduate played without a 3-point line.

Tony Patterson of L & M is fourth with 1,909 points that he scored as a prep player before going on to play at Purdue.

His teammate at L & M -- Jeff Oliphant is tied with Andrew Graves of White River Valley for 10th with 1,695 points. Oliphant went on to play for Bobby Knight at IU.

Billy Newton, who is currently playing at Oakland City University, is fourth with 1,904 points, the most ever by a Shakamak Laker.

Jared Chambers, currently an assistant at Linton-Stockton, of Union is sixth (1,835), Michael Allen of Shakamak seventh (1,822), Matthew Graves of WRV is eighth (1,800) and Ben Boyd of Union is ninth with 1,744 points.

I recently discovered several high scoring games by Ben Boyd that I will talk about at a later date.

Other than the EGHS players already within reach, Yoho could pass such names as Clark Golish, Scott Poe, Larry Hasler, Marty Hale, Marc Hostetter, Rob Mowery, Mike Sherrard, Gary Wier, Matt Burgess, Chad Gater, Tom Edwards, Marc Allen, Dane Perigo, Don Hines, Dwayne Phipps, Jared Rehmel, Troy Halt, Larry Simmons, Ray Beaver, John Bucher, Jeff Barton, Kyle Antibus, Jeff Barton, Kenny Vandeventer, Kyle Lindsey, J. T. Golish and Glen Heaton before he is done.

No matter where he finishes, the 6-6 Yoho is in pretty lofty company.

B.J. Hargis is the sports editor at the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached at (812) 847-4487, ext. 12 or at hargisbj@gmail.com.

All-Time Area

Boys Basketball

Career Scoring List

(Unofficial, incomplete)

Rank, Player, School, Year -- Points

1. Brody Boyd, Union, 2000 -- 2,632 points

2. A.J. Graves, WRV, 2004 -- 2,041 points

3. Rusty Miller, Switz City (Central), 1975 -- 1,978 points

4. Tony Patterson, L & M, 1985 -- 1,909 points

5. Billy Newton, Shakamak, 2010 -- 1,904 points.

6. Jared Chambers, Union, 1997 -- 1,835 points

7. Michael Allen, Shakamak, 1,822 points

8. Matthew Graves, WRV, 1993 -- 1,800 points

9. Ben Boyd, Union 1994 -- 1,744 points

10 (tie). Jeff Oliphant, L & M, 1985 -- 1,695 points

10 (tie). Andrew Graves, WRV, 1996 -- 1,695 points

12. Levi Carmichael, Eastern Greene, 2001 -- 1,603 points

13. Doug Boyd, Union, 1982 -- 1,570 points

14. Shane Miller, Bloomfield, 1994, 1,476 points

15. Mike Frye, Worthington, 1989 -- 1,471 points

16. Tom Shelton, L & M, 1970 -- 1,409 points

17. Joey Hart, Union, 1990 -- 1,388 points.

18. Clark Golish, Union, 2000 -- 1,319 points

19. J.B. Neill, Eastern Greene, 1991 -- 1,301 points

20. Michael Burris, Eastern Greene, 1997 -- 1,295 points

21. Scott Poe, Linton-Stockton, 1982 -- 1,284 points

22. Larry Hasler, Lyons, 1958 -- 1,260 points

23. Marty Hale, Union, 1987 -- 1,259 points

24. Marc Hostetter, WRV, 1993 -- 1,253 points

25. Rob Mowery, Switz City (Central), 1983 -- 1,234 points

26. Mike Sherrard, Bloomfield, 1988 -- 1,212 points

27. Gary Wier, Shakamak, 1978 -- 1,206 points

28. Matt Burgess, WRV, 1991, 1,199 points

29. Chad Gater, Eastern Greene, 1993 -- 1,171 points

30. Tom Edwards, Eastern Greene, 1990 -- 1,166 points

31. Marc Allen, Shakamak, 1999 -- 1,150 points

32. Dane Perigo, Linton-Stockton, 1999 -- 1,136 points

33. Don Hines, Worthington, 1971 -- 1,134 points

34. Dwayne Phipps, Linton-Stockton, 1974 -- 1,127 points

35. Jared Rehmel, Shakamak, 2006 -- 1,126 points

36. Troy Halt, WRV, 1993 -- 1,109

37. Larry Simmons, Linton-Stockton, 1977 -- 1,102 points

38. Ray Beaver, Union, 1977 -- 1,100 points

39. John Bucher, Bloomfield, 1995 -- 1,094 points

40 (tie). Jeff Barton, Shakamak, 1994 -- 1,060 points

40 (tie). Kyle Antibus, L & M, 1988 -- 1,060 points

42. Jeff Barton, Shakamak, 1994 -- 1,059 points

43. Terry Glover, Bloomfield, 1965 -- 1,051 points

44. Kenny Vandeventer, Bloomfield, 1956 -- 1,048 points

45. Kyle Lindsey, Eastern Greene, 1995 -- 1,031 points

46. J. T. Golish, Union, 1998 -- 1,026 points

47. Glen Heaton, Worthington, 1970, 1,023 points

48. *JT Yoho, Eastern Greene, 2011, 1,018 points

49. Josh Hall, Linton-Stockton, xxxx, 1,016 points

50. Ryan Gambill, Union, 2006 -- 1,011 points

51. (tie) Roger Carrithers, L & M, 1965 -- 1,000 points

51. (tie) Benji Boyd, Union, 1974 -- 1,000 points

51. (tie) Jay Yagle, L & M, 1979 -- 1,000 points

51. (tie) Walt Yoho, Solsberry, 1956, 1,000 points

51. (tie) Jim Lindsey, Solsberry, 1955, 1,000 points

51. (tie) Paul Stone, Midland, 1,000 points

51. (tie) Keith Sims, Shakamak, 1971 --1,000 points

51. (tie) Rick Crynes, Linton-Stockton, 1974 -- 1000 points

51. (tie) Greg Davis, Switz City (Central), 1969 -- 1000 points

51. (tie) Jim Yeryar, Shakamak, 1966 -- 1,000 points

51. (tie) Max Woolsey, Linton-Stockton -- 1,000 points

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