Call Sports Editor
It may not be exactly the way Piqua High School senior Macy Yount dreamed it.
But, the daughter of Doug and Bev Yount is exited about the opportunity in front of her after signing with Otterbein University Thursday in the PHS commons to play basketball for the next four years.
“When I dreamed about it as a kid, it was to play for Geno (Auriemma) or Pat (Summitt),” the 5-foot-5 guard said. “But, with my size, that wasn’t going to happen. You have to lower your expectations a little.”
But, Otterbein can expect plenty from the 3-point shooter, who will major in accounting.
“Otterbein is just a great fit for Macy (Yount), Piqua coach Rory Hoke said. “I think she will do really well. She brings so much to the floor. It is (always nice to see a player go on to the next level). Especially, Macy. Because she has worked so hard and earned this.”
Yount made steady progress throughout her varsity career for the Lady Indians.
As a sophomore, she averaged 5.0 points per game and led the team with 15 3-point field goals.
As a junior, she was second on the team, averaging 8.2 points per game.
She made 19 3-pointers to again lead the team — and tied a school record with 35 points against Urbana in an early season win.
Yount earned second team All-GWOC North honors that season.
As a senior, she led the team averaging 10.6 points per game and poured in 27 3-point field goals, earning first team All-GWOC North honors.
She also received All-District 9 honors and played in the District 9 Senior All-Star game.
“There are still things I need to work on,” Yount said. “Defense and passing the ball. I know I can still get better.”
One thing Hoke says needs no work is Yount — the teammate.
“Macy is a great role model for all the kids,” Hoke said. “She comes in and gives it everything she has. She hustles all over the floor. She does a good job in all aspects of the game. She does a great job rebounding for a girl her size.”
And Yount can’t wait for the opportunity that is in front of her.
“I just lover everything about it (Otterbein),” Yount said. “It is in the Columbus area and I really liked it there. I think it is (a place where she can make a contribution right away).”
And realize some more dreams.