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Sean Clarey named to NOW All-Suburban Team

March 31, 2014

There is good news for the Clarey basketball family at Brookfield Academy.

First of all, senior guard Sean Clarey has been named to the NOW All-Suburban Boys Basketball Team for the second year in a row. He is one of the 12 best players out of the 26 communities that NOW Newspapers cover.

Secondly, Sean's father and Brookfield Academy coach, Patrick Clarey, earned a high honorable mention and sophomore guard Ryan Clarey earned an honorable mention.

Sean has an impressive record.

He is a two-time Midwest Classic Conference Player of the Year and four-time first-team all-conference selection. He was a WSN Finalist for Wisconsin's Best Shooter.

He was a second-team all-state selection and a first-team all-area selection last season.

He also has some impressive stats.

He is Brookfield Academy's all-time leading scorer (1,688 points). This season he averaged 18.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

He shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 41.6 percent from 3-point range and 78 percent from the free-throw line.

Sean is quick to credit his dad for making him the player he is today.

"It was 100 percent him," Sean said, when asked about his dad's influence. "All the way through my career."

So what was it like having his brother Ryan on his team throughout his career?

"It was always an interesting experience," he said. "There is nothing you can compare it to. He's our safety net. If everyone falls down, he comes through for us. Usually when I have a poor game, he will step up and have a good night."

After watching senior guard Domonique Criss "stress out" last year trying to make a college decision during the season, Sean will be attending Michigan Tech, a decision he made before the season began.

"They tricked me," he laughed. "They had me come through in the fall when the campus was all green. It looked great. Josh Buettner, an assistant coach who was a past player for coach (Kevin) Luke, went through the program. He was straightforward; there was not a hidden agenda. He was honest, really genuine."

Pat Clarey talked about how much Sean's shooting helped turn around the Blue Knights' program when he came aboard four years ago.

"Sean is one of the best long-range shooters over the past four seasons, totaling 321 3-point shots made," he said. "Because of that, Brookfield Academy has enjoyed a great deal of success, including back-to-back conference championships, a regional championship and several regional final appearances."

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