Carroll senior guard Tyler Ault sometimes gets lost in the shuffle with the more glamorous boys basketball players in northeast Indiana.
But Ault is not to be taken lightly.
Ault scored 27 points in a 48-46 loss to Northrop on Tuesday, showing off his usual sharp-shooting ability but also showing some toughness inside.
He made 5 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 6 on three-pointers, and hit 13 of 16 from the free-throw line.
"Tyler is one of the best players in our area," Carroll coach Marty Beasley said. "Some people don't see that because he doesn't have all this flair, but he gets the job done. He has been on a lot of winning teams, and there's a reason for that because he does a lot of things to help his teams win."
Ault, who is headed to Huntington University to play basketball, is the lone experienced player left for the Chargers after a Class 4A semistate appearance last season as graduation hit the team hard.
"We are a new team, and we are a different team than we were last year," Beasley said of his 2-1 team. "We are getting better and improving and trying to hit our stride. We have done some good things, and we just have to learn the program better. Last year, we kind of struggled early on too, so we will be fine. They will do the right things, and I will go to war with them any day. We will learn from our mistakes, and hopefully we will be playing really good basketball come the end of February and early March."