1982 team photo (web)

The 1981 team of Nebraska high school players that played as Nebraska's team in a club tournament, the Las Vegas Invitational, in 1981. All the players had just finished their junior year of high school. From left, back row, Calvin Sprew, Mike Martz, Kerry Trotter, Bill Jackman, Dave Hoppen, Vic Lazzaretti, James Moore, Ron Kellogg and Mark Diaz. Sitting, Matt Peterson, co-sponsor Dick Hudson of Lincoln, assistant coach Dick Koch of Omaha Northwest, head coach Mick Anderson of Wahoo, assistant coach Terry Shelsta of Omaha Benson, co-sponsor Gary Mouden of Lincoln, trainer Dave Schultz of Grand Island and Calvin Cotton.

All-Nebraska team photo (web)

World-Herald sports page from March 21, 1982 featuring the All-Nebraska boy's high school basketball players From left: Bill Jackman, Kerry Trotter, Dave Hoppen, Mike Martz and Ron Kellogg. The five were key cogs in an entry from Nebraska into what was then known as the Las Vegas Invitational summer basketball tournament, a national affair and equivalent to today's national summer circuit AAU championships. 

Kerry Trotter (web)

Kerry Trotter.

Dave Hoppen (web)

Six-foot-11 Omaha Benson senior Dave Hoppen was sought by colleges across the nation but ultimately decided to attend Nebraska where he became the school's all-time leading scorer and went on to have a long NBA career. His high school coach, Terry Shelsta, is in the background.

Bill Jackman (web)

Bill Jackman, who went to Grant High School — now Perkins County High School — played at Duke for a year before transferring to Nebraska to be closer to his family after his father died.

Ron Kellogg (WEB)

Omaha Northwest product Ron Kellogg sits atop of one of the baskets in Allen Fieldhouse after his Kansas Jayhawks ended the Big 8 season with a win over Iowa State 90-70 in Lawrence on March 1, 1986. Kellogg was part of probably the best class of high school players in Nebraska history which graduated in 1982 and featured seven power conference signees and many other top players.

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