Basketball great Clark Kellogg, a 1979 graduate and a member of the Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Hall of Fame, will be the featured speaker at VASJ's National Honor Society induction ceremony this Thursday, March 7. The all-school assembly will take place at 1:45 p.m. in the school gym. All are welcome to attend the event.
A reception will follow for guests in the school’s Ministry Center at 3 p.m.
At the assembly, last year’s NHS speaker Tim Misny '73 also will announce a $10,000 scholarship program for area students.
Kellogg was inducted into the VASJ Hall of Fame in 1987 in recognition of his outstanding achievement in athletics and for serving as a fine role model for those who would follow in his footsteps. He led the Vikings basketball team to the state championship finals in 1979. During his high school career, he set seven school records, including most points in a game (51).
At Ohio State University, he was chosen Big Ten MVP in 1981-82, later starring for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.
Kellogg, now the vice president of player relations for the Pacers, receives national notoriety for his work on college basketball telecasts. Meanwhile, Pacers fans have long been aware of his basketball expertise as he now is in his 21st season as a television analyst.
Kellogg, who has done television analyst work for Cleveland State University, the Big East Television Network and ESPN, currently serves as a game analyst for CBS’s coverage of college basketball and studio analyst during the network’s coverage of “March Madness.”
He is a former first-round draft pick of the Pacers (1982, eighth selection overall) and played five seasons with the team. Chronic knee problems forced him to retire after career averages of 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as well as a unanimous selection to the 1982 NBA All-Rookie Team.
Kellogg, a native of Cleveland, received his degree from Ohio State in 1996.
In his free time, he volunteers his time and resources to various organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action and United Way.
He and his wife, Rosy, have three children, Talisa, Alex and Nicholas. They live in Westerville, Ohio.
Posted on Mon, March 4, 2013
by Emily Robinson