Issaquah Eagles senior guard Brian Yoon is a steadying force for his basketball team in his final season of high school basketball. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Issaquah Eagles senior guard Brian Yoon is a steadying force for his basketball team in his final season of high school basketball. Shaun Scott, staff photo

The epitome of a team player

Issaquah senior Brian Yoon is a tenacious defender.

Going 100 miles per hour, 100 percent of the time is undoubtedly the type of mantra Issaquah Eagles senior boys basketball player Brian Yoon follows on the hardwood.

Yoon, who is one the Eagles’ four seniors on the 2018-19 team, is determined to see his squad make a deep run in the postseason. At press time, the Eagles were to kick off the 2019 Wes-King 4A district playoffs against either Bothell or Mount Vernon on Feb. 14. Issaquah currently has an overall record of 10-12 thus far. Yoon said the senior class is fully committed to leading their team during the playoffs.

“It means a lot because this is our last year,” Yoon said of the senior class. “We want to it to be something we can remember forever. We’re going forward into districts and we have a chance to go to the Tacoma Dome (site of the 4A state tournament), which is really awesome.”

Yoon, who rarely cracks double digits in the scoring department on a nightly basis, does all of the little things for his squad.

“I bring energy to the team. I’m not going to score a lot but I play defense. I’m fine with not scoring because it’s not my game. We have a bunch of other scorers,” Yoon said. “I just love bringing energy. It really hypes all of us up and makes the game a lot more fun. I have never been the greatest shooter, so I try do everything else. I try to get it done on both ends of the floor whether that is through defense, moving the ball, setting good screens or cutting to the basket.”

Recently the Issaquah Reporter had an opportunity to ask Yoon some questions about his life away from the basketball court.

Issaquah Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Brian Yoon: It is “Remember the Titans.” I liked the story of how everybody is coming together. It is really nice.

IR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

BY: I would probably have dinner with Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks quarterback).

IR: How many text messages do you send per day?

BY: I send definitely over 100 per day.

IR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?

BY: I’m the biggest fan of the TV show, “How I Met Your Mother.” I just rewatched all of the seasons on a loop. It is the best show ever.


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