(above)Congrats to 17u player Noah Wells! He won the AYBT Nationals 3 pt Contest in Bloomington, IL!

2014-15 Fall-Winter 6th Grade Boys Tryout Information Announcement:

We are still looking to add a few 6th grade players to our rosters. Open tryouts will be at Douglass Recreation Center (512 E. Grove, Champaign, IL 61820) from 6-7:45pm Tuesdays and Thursdays until the roster is complete. For more info please email champaignheatbasketball@gmail.com 

(above)- Congrats to 13u-Elite player Payton Sheen! He won the July 2014 13u Gym Rats Nationals 3 pt. Contest! He weon after 2 OT rounds with an amazing shooter from the King James Shooting Stars team. 

Spring/Summer 2014:
We have filled all of our teams for the 2014 Spring/Summer Season:
11u, 12U, 13u-RED, 13U-ELITE, 15U, and 17U Boys.

4/13/14- Congrats! 15u (below) wins the Gametime Gym April Tourney, 4-0!

6/7/14- (above) Congrats to 13u Elite and 13u RED for winning the PAE Shaun Livingston Shootout!


March 1-2: The 11u, 12u, and 13u-Elite teams traveled to the Waukegan Fieldhouse this weekend for the Bluechip "Little 10" tournament. 13u-Elite went 3-1 and placed 2nd place, losing to the Memorial Park Wildcats in the Gold division championship. The 12u boys went 3-1 and earned 2nd place losing to Caron Bulter Elite in the silver Championship game. 11u had a tough weekend and looks to bounce back next weekend in Peoria. 

March 8-9: The 12u boys won 2nd place in the Gold division of the P.A.E. Shaun Livingston Tourney this weekend. The 11u boys made it to the final Four of the Gold division, they lost a overtime thriller to the Bloomington Gators. The 13u Elite boys made it to the final four of the Platinum division with a great win against the IL Bears.

March 15-16: The 11u, 12u, and 13u Elite Boys traveled to St. Louis over the weekend for Arch Madness hosted by United Hoops of America. Each team battled hard and came away with 2nd place! Great showing down in STL. boys!

March 22: 13u-Red tips off their season in W. Lafayette, IN for a one day shootout at Bluechip basketball. The boys played hard but did not well. They could have went 3-0,but ended up 0-3. Looking forward to the next tourney in Bloomington for 13u-Red

March 29-30: 17u, 15u, and 13u-Elite traveled to Merrillville, IN to the Fieldhouse to compete in the 5th Annual Chicagohoops.com Spring Tip-Off Classic. 17u tipped their travel season off vs some of the best talent in the midwest. 15u did a great job this weekend beating the Illinois Spartans, SW Jets, and they almost defeated TP (Terry Porter) Elite in some thrilling games over the weekend. 15u advanced to the Gold division (highest) and made a lot of noise. 13u-Elite did a great job as well. They narrowly lost in an exciting back and forth Gold division championship game to Scottie Pippen Elite 61-52.

April 3: Good luck to the 17u, 15u, 12u, and 11u boys April 5th in W. Lafayette, IN for a one day shootout! Looking forward to some tourney wins!

April 13: 11u, 12u, 13u-RED,15u and 17u competed at the largest Gametime Gym Spring Tournament ever over the weekend! 11u finished 2-1 and earned 3rd place. 12u started off slow, but finished 2-1 and earned 3rd place as well. 13u-RED started fast but ended up 2-1 after losing to a talented Team Quick team. Congrats to 15u! They went 4-0 and won 1st place! 17u had a up and down weekend losing to Stl. Pressure and finishing 2-1. Overall great weekend, 12-4 overall!

April 18: 13u Elite and 13u RED will both be traveling to W. Lafayette, In this Sat for a one day shootout! 

April 22: 17u, 15u, and 13u Elite are looking forward to the first "live" NCAA CERTIFIED tourney of the spring season this weekend! Our teams will be attending the Baylor Youth Nike Spring Showdown in Romeoville, IL. D1,2,3, NAIA, and JUCO coaches and scouts will be in attendance. In addtion, youth basketball media services such as ESPN, SLAM MAGAZINE, BALLISLIFE, and Rivals will be in the building. Go Heat!!!! Scholarship time fellas! Work!

May 4: Congrats to 17u, 15u, and 13u Elite for taking over Central IL and all winning Championships at the Gametime Gym May tournament.

May 12: 17u, 13u Elite, and 11u all made solid showings at the Adidas May Classic! Good job boys!

May 27th: Congrats to 15u for winning the AYBT MAY MADNESS Michigan tournament in Mt. Pleasant, Mi.

June 8th: Congrats to 13u Red and 13u Elite for making a top 4 finish in the June Onedayshootouts.com tourney in West Chicago, IL.

June: Good luck to our high school players as they prep for the upcoming school season during this month during their school summer league programs. 

July 8th : Big shot out to the 13u teams! Both teams traveled to Peoria for the Shaun Livingston Shootout and both came home with a championship in their divisions! Go Heat!

July: Good luck to our teams as they travel to the Baylor NCAA Certified Chicago Summer Slam, AYBT Nationals,  NCAA Certified Jr. Gym Rats Nationals, and Gym Rats Nationals this month! Live Period!

August 3rd: Congrats to 13u for winning Bluechip Nationals after Nationals to end the season. 

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4/13/14-11u Wins 3rd place at the Gametime Gym April Shootout!


5/4/14- Congrats to the 17u (above), 15u and 13u Elite (below) boys teams! They won the Gametime Gym May Shootout! 11u and 12u both earned 3rd place and finished 2-1



Picture (above) Info: This pic was taken in 2008 in Michigan and represents the inaugural year of Champaign Heat Basketball. Thank you to all the athletes, parents, volunteers, and coaches who have and continue to make Champaign Heat a successful youth basketball program.As always... Go Heat!!!

(above): 2012-13 Fall/Winter 12u Boys with Bulls legend and hall of fame player, Scottie Pippen at Joy of the Game 

4/20/14-Congrats to 13u-RED (above) and 13u-Elite (below) for both winning first place April 19th at the W. Lafayette Indiana Bluechip Shootout! Go Heat!!!! 

Shaun WIlliams of the 2013 15u team (#23) was chosen to play in the 2013 annual Sonny Parker All-Star Game at Simeon HS in Chicago. Shaun is the 2nd player ever from Central IL chosen to play in this prestigious event in Chicago (the only other player was Larry Austin Jr.-Springfield Lanphier) 

Upcoming Tournaments:

13u Elite, 13u RED: April 19th: 


13u Elite, 15u, 17u April 26-27th:

11u, 12u, 13u RED, 13u Elite, 15u, 17u May 3-4:

11u, 12u, 13u Elite, 15u, 17u May 10-11:


12u, 13u-RED, 15u, 17u May 24-26


13u Elite & 17u



July 11-13

 Congrats to 13u Elite and 17u for winning the Gametime Gym June shootout (below)

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