If you don’t follow Lebanon County boys’ basketball closely, you probably don’t know the name ‘Alex Yeager’. Not necessarily flashy, Yeager flies under the radar locally.
But one would be hard pressed to find any County baller who has improved as much, who has become as fundamentally sound, who has overachieved as much as Yeager.
This week, Yeager continued his assault on stardom with 36 points during two Northern Lebanon boys’ basketball outings.
On Tuesday night in Lancaster, the 5-10 junior combo guard poured in a team-high 17 points on six two-point field goals, a three-pointer and two-for-three foul shooting in a 75-50 road setback at Lancaster Mennonite. Then on Thursday evening in Myerstown, Yeager pumped in 19 points – on six total field goals, half of which came from beyond the arc, and four-for-six free throwing – during a 59-52 loss to the Elco Raiders.
Despite the Vikings’ 4-8 overall mark, Yeager has averaged more than 14 points per game this season, has made nearly 76 percent of his charity tosses and is second on the club in total three-pointers.
Yeager is a big part of Northern Lebanon’s bright future.
- Jeff Falk