Posted On: 12/6/21 10:57 AM

Opening week for Nebraska high school basketball popped off and as suspected, there is a tremendous amount of talent in the cornhusker state. Returning players showed their improvement while new names emerged! Some teams even had the opportunity to host a scrimmage right before opening night to serve as a warmup. They shouldn’t have done that because when I tell you these high school students came to play, THEY CAME TO PLAY! Last season set the bar higher than ever for Nebraska student-athletes this year, due to graduates Hunter Sallis (Gonzaga), Chucky Hepburn (Wisconsin), Saint Thomas (Loyola-Chicago), and many more reaching an agreement with the NCAA/NJCAA. Athletes having a real-time connection to the players stated helps current high school athletes strive harder. Helps them have even more confidence to believe they can also reach the next level. Below are the names of athletes that came out of the gate full throttle, ready to do what it takes to make basketball more than just a high school memory.

*Players to Watch*

Tyrese Lovejoy Jr. | 6’2"| 160 lbs | Junior | Waltwill High BluJays

Tyrese scored 48 points in his opening act. He also had 4 steals, a rebound,

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