Yaya Keita

The sophomore forward enjoyed a big week in helping the Spartans to the championship of the Circle 7 Ranch Tournament at Parkway West.

The 6’9” Keita averaged 10 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks a game in DeSmet’s three victories. In the championship game Keita had 13 points and a career high 26 rebounds in a victory over Hazelwood Central.

For the season, Keita is averaging 7.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. As a freshman, he averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds a game.

DeSmet is currently 17-3 with its only game at home against Metro Catholic Conference rival Chaminade on Friday night.

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