The name Hladky will be back on the men’s basketball roster at Chadron State College beginning next year.
Last week, CSC coach Houston Reed announced the signing of Michael Hladky III, better known as Trey, from Gillette, Wyo.
A 5-foot-9 guard, who is known for his quickness, is a senior at Campbell County High School and was named Wyoming’s Gatorade Player of the Year a year ago, when he averaged 23.1 points and 4.0 assists.
“We landed a stud,” Reed said. “Trey’s a young man I feel fits our culture as much as anyone. Eagle blood runs through his veins.”
Both of Hladky’s parents were athletes at Chadron State in the mid-1990s. His father, Bubba, was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for the CSC basketball team. He averaged 9.3 points in 92 games during his career and coach Bob Wood called him the Eagles’ best perimeter defender.
Bubba was Wyoming’s USA Today Player of the Year as a senior at Campbell County High in 1992-93.
Trey’s mother, the former Toni Pelton of Crawford, lettered three years with the CSC volleyball team. Her parents are Ron and Rhonda Pelton. Bubba is the Campbell County High boys’ basketball coach and Toni is the Camels’ volleyball coach. The couple also has two younger sons, Luke and Lane.
The Hladky tradition at Chadron State goes ever farther.
Bubba’s younger sister, Braidi, also was a four-year letterwinner and a three-year starter for the CSC women’s basketball team, and her husband, Court Lutgen, a native of Iowa, was a starting linebacker for the Eagles’ football team two years. The couple met at Chadron State and lives in Gillette.