A lifelong basketball fan and Omaha resident, Jacob fell in love with high school hoops watching Omaha Central beat Oak Hill Academy in 2012. He's been told all his life he was destined to cover sports. A 2016 graduate of Omaha Central High School, Jacob first got involved with basketball directly as a student manager there. He spent his first 3 years of college as a student manager at the University of Nebraska for former Coach Tim Miles. Currently, he is working on a Communication Studies degree at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln
Sam Pensick was born in raised in Omaha. He has always loved being around the game however he could. It didn’t matter if he was playing, watching, writing, or coaching. In high school, he played at Skutt Catholic. He worked for Omaha Sports Academy every summer helping run their summer camps and coached a few teams of his own. He went on to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While he was in college, he wrote game recaps for Nebraska High School Hoops. Sam is back in Omaha now and excited to help Nebraska Prep Hoops cover all of the talented players in the state.