But Eddy has thrived in picking up the slack while the team continues to solidify and improve.
"He's really making everyone else better," Greene said. "With him scoring that much, you would think he's the only one, but in the last couple of games, we've had four different guys score in double figures. I think what's being overlooked is his shot attempts. It's not like he's shooting it 35 times. His shot selection for the most part is outstanding and his percentages are very high. I've seen a lot of scorers that shoot it 35 or 40 times a game that average 28 points, but he's very efficient and a very complete player."
Eddy credits his postseason experience over the past couple of seasons for contributing to his leadership skills.
"It helped me a lot," Eddy said. "I've played in the state championship and won a state championship, so I've been in big games. Every game this year is a big game and I know I need to be ready to play every time we hit the court. I know what's coming up in the second part of the season and so does Austin, so we need to be able to get everyone prepared for that."
Not only has Eddy been able to handle the challenges of leading a young team, he has done it in the face of double teams more often than not.
In fact, Eddy said he has not faced a double team in only one game this year. That game was against Winfield and the senior guard poured in 44 points.
"It's a good challenge," Eddy said. "I take it as a sign of a respect. Plus, if they're doubling me, that means we have someone without a guy on him and it's my job to find him."
So far, Eddy has done his job and has the offensive statistics to back that up. However, when it comes to his team's improvement, he claims the real evidence is on the defensive end.
"The biggest improvement that we've made is getting our defense set," Eddy said. "We played Capital [in the first game of the season] and we were winning with four seconds left and they went down and made a layup and beat us. Coach Greene has really stressed getting back on defense and making them attack all five of us at once."
Green said it's an ongoing all-around change.
"We feel like we're getting better and better, like a lot of other people," Greene said. "We're pretty happy with the progress we've made and we hope we keep getting better and closing the gap."
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