Above-Champaign Heat alumni Brandon "Bubba" Glass and Devin Carter battle it out on their Varsity school teams!
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!!!
Picture (below) info: This picture was take at halftime of the Illini vs. Yale game at Assembly Hall this past 2011 Winter season. Champaign Heat was invited to play against another local team to provide the halftime entertainment for the game.
(right)-Champaign Heat alum Jaron Cunningham of the Danville goes up against his Heat teammate and alum Taylen Alexander of Centennial. (2012)
Below: Champaign Heat Alum Andrew Miller (2012) of the Champaign Central Maroons cuts down the net after he helped lead his Central team to the Class 3A Regional Championship over the Centennial Chargers which included some of his Champaign Heat teammates.
(Below)-Congrats to the spring 2012 11u Boys team! 3-0! 1st place finish at the 3/25/12 Gametime Gym Tournament in Bloomington, IL
(above)- Congrats to the 15u 2012 Champaign Lady Heat for going 3-0 and winning the 3/31/12 Indiana Blue Chip Shootout located in W. Lafayette, IN. GO Lady Heat!!!!
(Below)-Champaign Heat sweep! The 11u, 13u, and 17u Boys teams each go undefeated and take home first place at the 4/14-4/15, 2012 Gametime Gym April Shootout! GO Heat!!!!!!!
(below)-Congrats to the Champaign Heat boys 17u squad for winning the 2012 AYBT NATIONALS Championship-HIghly Skilled Division!!!!
(above)-Congrats to the Champaign Heat 13u squad! They defeated their in-town rivals, the Champaign Wolverines, 48-47 in overtime behind a clutch 3-pointer made by Champaign Heat's Walker Stillman for the 2012 AYBT NATIONALS Championship!GO HEAT!!!!
(below)-Congrats to the Champaign Heat 11u team for winning the 2012 AYBT
Nationals Championship! They beat a very talented and well-coached Springfield Predators team in a very competitive game, 58-51 for the championship!
FINAL Champaign Heat 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Competitive Basketball League Standings (updated 2/7/13)
Team Record Winning% Power Ranking
CHAMPAIGN HEAT BASKETBALL 10-0 %1.000 1
Edison Comets 9-1 % .900 2
CU-ALL Stars 8-2 % .800 3
Mahomet Bulldogs-Orange 7-2 % .777 4
St. Joseph-Ogden 5-3 % .625 5
Franklin Knights 4-5 % .444 6
Mahomet Bulldogs-BLUE 3- 7 % .333 7
Jefferson Jaguars 2-7 % .300 8
THE ELITES (5th) 1-8 % .111 9
Mahomet Bulldogs(5th) 0-9 %.000 10
-OCTOBER 22,2012-12U BOYS WIN THE GAMETIME GYM FALL SHOOTOUT TOURNEY AND START THE FALL/WINTER SEASON 3-0!
Below- 12u Boys win the 2013 Bluechip Midwest Invitational at the Libertyville Sports Complex!!!!! 1/20/13
BAYLOR YOUTH BASKETBALL BATTLE OF THE BORDERS 2013 SCHEDULE-12U BOYS CHAMPAIGN HEAT, CHAMPAIGN, IL MARCH 2-3, 2013
PLAYER EVALUATIONS/OPEN GYM FOR THE 2013 SPRING/SUMMER 14U BOYS CHAMPAIGN HEAT TRAVEL TEAM ARE DEC. 22 FROM 2-330PM AT DOUGLASS REC (512 E. GROVE- CHAMPAIGN, IL)
PLAYER EVALUATIONS/OPEN GYM FOR THE 2013 SPRING/SUMMER 17U BOYS CHAMPAIGN HEAT TRAVEL TEAM WILL BE AT DOUGLASS REC (512 E. GROVE- CHAMPAIGN, IL IN FEB, DATE:TBA!
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Feb. 2012 (For previous Heat news please click on the archives link above
3/28/12-Congrats to Champaign Heat players PJ Blissit (Urbana), Devin Carter (Champaign Centennial),and Chase Patton (St. Joseph-Ogden). Those Champaign Heat players have earned the honor of being named to the 2011-2012 All-Area 1st Team! Also congrats to Champaign Heat players Cortez King (St. Thomas Moore), Brent Sleuter (St. Joseph-Ogden), Taylen Alexander (Champaign Centennial), Jaron Cunningham (Danville),Brandon "Bubba" Glass (Urbana),Travis Whitley (St. Thomas More), and Nate Michaels (St. Joseph-Ogden) for making the 2011-2012 All-Area Honorable Mention list. See pics below. (all pictures are courtesy of the News Gazette)
Devin Carter-Champaign Heat Basketball
Senior guard, Centennial
The numbers: One year after leading regional finalist Urbana in scoring, Carter didn't miss a beat after transferring to a Twin City rival. The 6-4 guard averaged a team-high 15.5 points and topped 400 points. Carter was the Chargers' top scorer in 13 of the 27 games in which he appeared, twice racking up season highs of 26 points. The senior also ranked second on the team in rebound average (5.7) and assists (81). A versatile scoring threat, Carter hit one-third of his three-point attempts but was particularly effective inside the arc, shooting 52.6 percent. He made his presence felt on defense, too, with a team-high 69 steals.
Your season highlight: Game-winning assist to Taylen Alexander in first regional game
Your career highlight: Scored a career-high 33 points in a game
Chase Patton-Champaign Heat Basketball
Junior guard, St. Joseph-Ogden
The numbers: Top scorer (12.2 average) on a 23-8 regional championship team. Shared team lead in three-pointers with Nate Michael (54). Made 73.3 percent of his free throws (55 of 75). Unanimous all-conference first-team selection had high game of 31 points against Bloomington Central Catholic. Also led the Spartans in scoring as a sophomore (10.6 average) and in three-pointers (67). For the past two years, he has made 71.0 percent of his free throws (110 of 155). Needs 313 points next season to reach 1,000 for his prep career and 63 three-pointers to break the all-time SJ-O record.
Your season highlight: Scoring 25 points in a regional championship win, and the dunk that game
Your career highlight: Dunk against Bismarck-Henning and playing in sectionals at our place
P.J. Blissit-Champaign Heat Basketball
Senior guard, Urbana
The numbers: A three-year varsity member, Blissit led the Tigers in scoring average (15.9 points), more than doubling his average as a junior. Despite standing 6-foot-2, he also paced Urbana in rebound average (5.5) and tied for the team lead in total rebounds (104). Blissit's versatility — and importance to the Tiger attack — is reflected, too, in the fact he paced the Tigers in assists (4.3, eighth in the area). Appearing in 19 games, the All-Big 12 Conference selection — the Tigers' first unanimous all-league pick in more than a decade — was Urbana's top scorer seven times, including a season-high 26 points against Chicago Corliss on Nov. 26.
Your season highlight: Scoring 19 points in our win against Centennial
Your career highlight: Beating Danville at home the last two seasons
3/30/12-Good luck to the Champaign Lady Heat squad! They begin the Lady Heat season this Sat at the Indiana Bluechip Shootout in W. Lafayette, IN. Bring home first place girls! Go Lady Heat!!!!
4/2/12-Congrats to the 13u Heat team for earning 2nd place in the Silver Division this past weekend at the chicagohoops.com annual Spring Tip-Off. The 13u Champaign Heat squad defeated the Mac Irvin Fire 13u team, and lost two heated battles to Illinois Crush and the Illinois Icemen throughout the weekend.
4/2/12-Congrats! The Champaign Lady Heat 15u squad tipped their season off with a bang by going 3-0 at the Indiana Bluechip Shootout over the weekend! 1st place! Congrats!
4/3/12-Alumni News!-Congrats to Taylen Alexander and Brandon "Bubba" Glass.Those Heat alumni players will be signing with and playing ball for Joliet Junior College!In addition, Heat alumni Devin Carter will be suiting up to play JUCO ball for Lakeland College, and PJ Blissit will be playing for his hometown JUCO Parkland! Heat Alum Bryn Agnew will be suiting up for Milikin University this fall!Congrats to Heat Alum Austin Judy, AJ will be signing his letter of intent to play ball at St. Francis College this week!Alum Cortez King will be suiting up for Mchenry County College.!Lastly,Heat alum Kurtis Ellis will play a 5th year at a prep school in Texas!. GO CHAMPAIGN HEAT!!!!!! Goodluck in college boys!
4/6/12-Gluck to the 17u boys team this weekend as they travel to Chicago for the MOF Jaguars 1 day Shootout at Eisenhower HS.
4/7/12-The 17u boys went 1-2 and earned 3rd place at the MOF Jaguars Shootout at Eisenhower HS in Chicago.
4/10/12-Good luck to the Champaign Heat 11u, 13u,and 17u boys as they look to take home 3 titles at this weekend's Gametime Gym Tourney in Bloomington, IL. Let's go for the Heat Sweep! Also good luck to the Champaign Lady Heat as they travel to Rich Central High School to compete in the MOF Jaguars Shootout this Sat. Go Heat!!!!
4/16/12-The Champaign Heat 11u, 13u,and 17u Boys completed the Heat Sweep this past weekend in Bloomington, IL at Gametime Gym. The boys teams combined to achieve a 10-0 record (11u,3-0, 13u, 4-0, and 17u,3-0)this past weekend and all teams earned a 1st Place Finish! Heat Sweep! Go Heat!!!!
4/16/12-The Champaign Heat Boys 13u & 17u teams are looking forward to participating in the chicagohoops.com 1st annual NCAA Certified Annual Nike Spring Showdown in Merrillville April 20th-22nd.
4/18/12-13u Division for the Nike Showdown has been removed from the tournament due to spacing issues unfortunately.We will plan for another future tourney to make this one up. Goodluck to the 17u team this weekend at the Nike Showdown!
4/21/12- Goodluck to Champaign Lady Heat and to the 15u Boys squad as they travel to Bloomington, IL to compete in the Prime Time Sports National qualifier. GO Heat!!!
4/28/12-The 11u Boys go 2-1 (Gold Division) and earn 2nd place at today's Indiana BlueChip Arbror Day Shootout! The 11u squad is now 11-1 on the season.
4/28/12- Champaign Heat Basketball would like to wish Chicago Bulls G Derrick Rose a speedy and FULL recovery after tearing his ACL today, and good luck to Bulls as they finish the playoffs without D.Rose. Come back soon D. Rose, we miss you already! GO Rose!!!!
5/1/12-The 13u boys, 17u boys, and 15u girls teams will be traveling to W. Lafayette, IN
5/20/12-Congrats to the Lady Heat team as they make a great showing at the USJN-Champaign event!
5/25/12-Good luck to the 13u/17u teams as they head to Michigan for the AYBT State MAdness Tourney.
6/2/12-Good luck to the 13u/11u teams at the Baylor Championships tourney in Champaign!
6/10/12-Congrats to the 11u Boys as they finish 5-0 out in Decatur, IL this weekend!
6/23/12-Congrats the the 13u boys team for a 1st place finish at Bluechip, and congrats to the 17u team for a 2nd place finish.
7/1/12-Congrats to the 15u team for going 3-0 and winning the Gametime Gym Tourney in Bloomington, IL. Also congrats to the 11u boys for going 5-0 at the AYBT Bloomington DSE this weekend! Go Heat!
7/6-12-Good luck to thee 17u and 13u boys teams as they travel to Rich Central for a MOF Jaguar event.
7/15/12- Congrats to the 15u boys and 11u boys for going 10-0 combined this weekend in the Decatur DSE!
7/22/12- GO HEAT!!! CHAMPAIGN HEAT WINS AYBT NATIONALS (HIGHLY SKILLED DIVISION)! CONGRATS TO 11U,13U,AND 17U BOYS TEAMS FOR BRINGING HOME THE GOOD OLD GOLD! Shout out to the Heat 15u team for making a strong run and advancing to the semi finals.
7/27/12-Good luck to the 17u boys team as they finish the Heat season out at the Spiece Gym Rats Nationals.
10/18/12- Goodluck to the the 12u boys as they tip off the 12'-13' travel fall/winter season at Gametime Gym in Bloomington, IL this Saturday. Good luck boys! Go Heat!!!!
10/20/12- Congrats to the 12u boys for winning the Gametime Gym Fall Shootout! The boys went 3-0! Go Heat!!!
11/3/12- Champaign Heat Boys NEWS!!!IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING ON THE 14U,15U,16U, or 17U CHAMPAIGN HEAT TRAVEL TEAM THIS SPRING AND SUMMMER, EMAIL US AT CHAMPAIGNHEATBASKETBALL@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.INVITE ONLY!
11/7/12-The Champaign Heat 6th Grade Competitive Basketball League starts today at Douglass Rec! Games at 6,7pm! This year's league will feature 11 teams from around the Central IL area. The returning League Champion Champaign Heat team looks to defend their title this year! Good luck to all!!!
11/8/12-Thanks to all the High School hoopers who have expressed interest and have attended the fall Heat open gym runs. We have had players come from Clifton, Mahomet, Normal, Champaign, Urbana, St. Joe, Villa Grove, and Charleston come out to compete. We look forward to a great 2013 travel season. If you are interested in playing for a high school heat travel team in 2013 please email us at email@example.com!
11/9/12-In league news, the Franklin Knights defeated the Mahomet Bulldogs-Blue 29-19 in the opening night of action of the Champaign Heat 6th Grade Competitive Park District League.
11/14/12-Tonight the Edison Comets vs Champaign Heat, follwed by Mahomet Bulldogs-Orange vs The Jefferson Jaguars in league action! Goodluck teams!
11/15/12-Champaign Heat open thier league play season and defeat the Edison Comets 36-14.The Jefferson Jaguars lost to the Mahomet Bulldogs-Orange 52-9 in last night's games.
11/16/12-14u Boys Heat News!- The 14u Champaign Heat boys team has recieved committments from several recruits recently, the roster is shaping up well.The roster has been updated for this upcoming Spring/Summer treavel season! There are still a few spots remaining on the roster, if interested in playing for Champaign Heat 14u Boys basketball, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the updated roster please click on the 14u boys 2013 link above!
11/17/12-Schedule NEWS!!!!-The 2013 Travel Tournament Schedule for 12u/14u/17u Boys is now posted! Please find the link above under 2013-Travel Schedule!
12/6/12- The 12u Boys are heading to Joy of the Game this weekend! Gluck boys!!!
12/10/12- The 12u boys go 2-2 at Joy of the Game and earn a Final Four finish!
12/22/12-Thanks to all who came out for the open gym tryouts today!! The final 2013 14u boys roster is now posted!!! We will host one more open gym for our JV/ Varsity teams at a later date to finalize the rosters! If you are interested in joining our JV/ Varsity team please email us at email@example.com
12/29/12- THERE WILL BE NO LADY HEAT BASKETBALL THIS TRAVEL SEASON. NEXT YEAR HOPEFULLY! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PUTTING TOGETHER A GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAM, PLEASE EMAIL US AT CHAMPAIGNHEATBASKETBALL@GMAIL.COM
1/1/13-HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! THE PLAYER REGISTRATION PACKETS FOR OUR 2013 TRAVEL TEAMS ARE NOW UPLOADED ONTO THIS SITE. PLEASE SEE THE PLAYER REGISTRATION LINK LOCATED ABOVE. FIND YOUR PACKET AND DOWNLOAD IT TO OBTAIN ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING 2013 TRAVEL SEASON.
1/10/13-WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER COACHES, IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR RESUME!
1/4/13- 12U BOYS NEWS!! WE WILL HOST A 12U BOYS AND A 12U BOYS-RED TEAM THIS TRAVEL SEASON! WE WILL HOST A 12U BOYS OPEN GYM-TRYOUT SOMETIME THIS MONTH! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL US!
1/7/13-6TH Grade Boys tryouts for our 2 travel spring/summer teams will be Jan 12 from 2-3:30pm at Douglass Rec!OPEN GYM FOR OUR 14U BOYS TEAM (NON-PUBLIC, TEAM ONLY) IS 3:30-4:45PM. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS TRYOUT FOR 6th grade BOYS, WE WILL HOST ONE FINAL TRYOUT FOR IN EARLY FEB. KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE SITE!
1/13/13-The 12u Boys look forward to the BlueChip Midwest Invitational Classic at the Waukegan Fieldhouse this weekend coming up!!Over 250 teams from 7 different states will be there! Good luck boys! Go Heat!!!!
1/17/13- The spring/summer 2013 Rosters for both 6th grade boys teams are now posted! Thanks to all who came to tryouts, the gym was packed with 40+ kids, much appreciated!
2/6/13- CHAMPAIGN HEAT BOYS FINISH THE WINTER SEASON 20-2 AND GO 10-0 IN THE CHAMPAIGN HEAT DOUGLASS REC COMPETITIVE LEAGUE, and EARN THE TITLE OF LEAGUE CHAMPS FOR THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW!!! THEY ALSO WON 2/3 TOURNIES THEY PLAYED IN THROUGHOUT THE 2012-13 Winter SEASON!!!
2/10/13- 12u spring/summer practice begins Tuesday Feb 12th from 6-8pm!
2/27/13-FINAL 17U BOYS OPEN GYM TRYOUT MARCH 3,2013 from 630-830pm AT DOUGLASS...LAST CHANCE TO GET A SPOT ON CHAMPAIGN HEAT 17U BOYS. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE TRYOUTS, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PLAYER REGISTRATION PAPERWORK AND CONTACT US ASAP. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE TEAM IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE TRYOUT.
2/28/13-Good luck to the Champaign Heat 12u Boys as they compete in the Baylor Battle of the Borders tourney this weekend!!
3/3/13-The 12u Boys went 1-2 at the Baylor tourney this past weekend. We are looking forward to a great season, that was just the start!! GO HEAT!!!
3/4/13-17u tryouts are over!!! congrats to all who made the team, and THANK YOU to all who came out!
3/8/13-Goodluck to the 12u Boys and 14u Boys as they travel to W. Lafayette, IN this weekend to compete in a Bluechipbasketball.net one day shootout! Bring home the ol' Gold fellas!!!Go Heat!! 12u plays at 12,2,4 & 14u plays at 11,1,3pm ET.
3/20/13-Good luck to 12u/Red &17u this weekend at GTG!!!
4/6/13-Gluck to 12uRed this weekend at the BlueChip Shootout in W. Lafayette,IN.
4/20/13-Gluck to 17u,12u,& 14u at the NCAA CERTFIRD event this weekend in Chi.
4/13-Gluck to 17u,12u,&14u at the NCAA CERTFIRD hEvent this weekend in Chi.