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Clark Kellogg
Nickname "Special K"
Position Power forward
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Born July 2, 1961 (1961-07-02) (age 48)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality USA
High school St.Joseph's High School,
Cleveland, Ohio
College Ohio State University
Draft 8th overall, 1982
Indiana Pacers
Pro career 1982–1987
Awards Big Ten Men's Basketball MVP (1982)

Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. (born July 2, 1961) is the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and former player in the National Basketball Association.

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Biography

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Basketball career

High School

Clark 'Special K' Kellogg attended St.Joseph's High School in Cleveland, Ohio and had a high school basketball career generally regarded as the finest in Cleveland history. The highlight was a 79-65 loss in the state championship game to Columbus East that saw Kellogg score 51. This 51 point game is still an Ohio state finals record. Kellogg was just as highly rated as fellow future stars James Worthy and Isiah Thomas.

College

From 1979–82, Kellogg played for Ohio State University, where he earned All-Big Ten Conference and Most Valuable Player honors; in 1996, he received his marketing degree.

NBA

In 1982, Kellogg was the 1st round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers. In his first season he was selected for the NBA All-Rookie Team. He played three full seasons, and portions of two others, for the Pacers before chronic knee problems forced him to retire. During his three full seasons with the Pacers, the Pacers were a combined 68–178.

Broadcasting career

ESPN

In 1990, he joined ESPN as a basketball analyst. He also worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports. Kellogg also began working as a television analyst for the Indiana Pacers.

WTTV/FSN-Indiana

Kellogg serves as a color analyst for the Indiana Pacers road games.

CBS Sports

From 1993–94, Kellogg served as a game analyst for the CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Tournament. From 1994–97, he served as a studio co-host for the early round coverage of the NCAA Tournament. In 1997, Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage, and was one of three in-studio hosts for March Madness along with Greg Gumbel and Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis. He would typically work as the #2 game analyst until around Championship Week when he would move into the studio for the remainder of the season. He is known for using the phrase "spurtability" as a reference to a team's ability to score points in quick succession.

Kellogg replaced Billy Packer as CBS lead basketball announcer beginning in the 2008-2009 college basketball season and called the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship with Jim Nantz. [1] He also works games at the beginning of the season with Verne Lundquist when Nantz is on other CBS Sports duties including NFL and golf He will retain his duties as color commentator of the Pacers for the 2008-2009 season, and will work roughly 24 games. [2]

Video Games

Kellogg appeared in NBA 2K9 alongside Kevin Harlan as commentator, replacing Kenny Smith. [3]

Personal life

Kellogg lives in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife, Rosy, and their three children. His daughter, Talisa, is a junior at Georgia Tech, who plays volleyball for the ACC Yellow Jackets. His son, Alex, started his NCAA basketball career at Providence College, then transferred to play for the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference prior to his Junior year. Kellogg's younger son, Nick, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball with the Bobcats, as well.

Clark serves on the Board of Directors for Commerce National Bank in Columbus, Ohio.

References

  1. ^ USA Today: Packer out, Kellogg in as CBS lead hoops announcer
  2. ^ PACERS: Though his star’s on the rise,
    Kellogg remains grounded.
  3. ^ http://sportvideogames.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/nba-2k9-preview-2/
Preceded by
Ray Tolbert
Big Ten
Men's Basketball MVP

1982
Succeeded by
Randy Wittman
Preceded by
Billy Packer
Lead analyst, NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
2009-present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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