LINCOLN NORTHEAST ROCKETS
Head Coach: David Mercer (7th year)
2015-16 Record: 16-6 (State Qualifier)
Returning letterwinners: Tyson Shadegg, 5-11, sr., guard; Tivon Phillips, 5-11, sr., guard; Talon Little, 6-0, sr., forward; Malcolm Whitlow, 6-0, sr., guard; Trace Tupper, 6-9, sr., center; Noah Thompson, 6-3, sr., forward; KaVon Lofton, 6-2, sr., center; Nate White, 5-10, jr., guard; Nquy Thoat, 5-10, jr., guard.
Others to watch: Isaiah Collier, 6-1, sr. guard.
Season outlook: Experience and depth will be the strength of this Rocket basketball team. Northeast returns all five starters from last year's state tournament team. The Rockets have the potential to be among the state's best all season and will have some challenging opponents in Creighton Prep, Papillion-LaVista, Lincoln East, Lincoln Pius X and Lincoln High on the schedule.
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