Champaign Heat will host the following teams for the 2016 Spring/Summer travel basketball season:

6th(B), 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, & 11th Boys

*5th Grade boys may tryout for the 6th grade teams,10th graders may tryout for the 11th grade boys team*

7th, High School (8th-12th) Girls

*6th grade girls may tryout for the 7th grade girls team, 8th grade girls may tryout for the high school girls team*

Please click on the player registration link at the top of the page to download the 2016 spring/summer season schedules and team information packets. 

Tryouts are held at Douglas Rec 512 E. GROVE Champaign, IL.  

TRYOUTS I: Jan. 17th, 2016

5:30-6:45pm-6th/7th Boys 

6:45-8pm-8th/9th/11th Boys


TRYOUTS II: Jan. 31st, 2016

4-5:30pm 6th/7th Boys

5:30-7pm 8th/9th/11th Boys

7th/6th grade and 8th-12th grade Lady Heat Tryouts are January 30th 430-530pmand Sunday3-4:15pm at Leonhard Rec Center in Champaign

*players must attend at least 1 tryout

IESA and IHSA rules DO PERMIT any players who are currently playing school basketball to tryout for non-school teams during a school season.

Spot Light: Champaign Heat Alumni Players In College:

1.Devin Carter, Champaign Centennial

Shout out to Champaign Heat alum Devin Carter! Devin is currently playing on the Arkansas State Men's Division 1 Basketball team. We are proud of you Devin! Devin played for Champaign Heat from 2009-2011. Devin is one of the best players ever to come out of Central Illinois.

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2. Taylen Alexander, Champaign Centennial

3. Brandon "Bubba" Glass, Urbana

Taylen Alexander (above left and below left) and Brandon "Bubba" Glass" (below right) played collegiate ball at Joliet Jr. College 2012-2013. Bubba played for Champaign Heat from 2008-2011 and Taylen was a member of Heat from 2009-2011. Taylen also played for his hometown JUCO, Parkland College in 2013-14.

4. Jay Simpson, Champaign Central & La Lumiere Prep (IN)

Big shout out to Champaign Heat Alum Jay Simpson (below)! Jay is a part of the Division 1 Purdue Men's Basketball program! Jay played for Coach KG in 2007 at the Boys & Girls Club and for Champaign Heat in 2008 and parts of 2009. Jay has been one the most celebrated and successful players from the area recently. Prior to being diagnosed with a heart condition, Jay was predicted to be an NBA draft pick. We are so proud of you Jay!

5. Noah Wells, Champaign Central

Noah "Bang-Bang" Wells (below) played for Champaign Heat in 2014 and will be a part of the Men's Basketball program at WIU this 2015-2016 season! Congrats Noah!  Bang-Bang!

6. Kurtis Ellis, Normal University High

7. Bryn Agnew, Normal University High

Kurtis (below left) and Bryn (below right) both played for Champaign Heat in 2011. Kurtis is now playing at NCJAA D1 Utah State University-Eastern and Brynn is a part of the Men's Basketball D3 program at Milikin University. Proud of you two!

8. Greg Boyd, Urbana

Greg (below) played for Heat in 2011, 2012, and parts of 2013. Greg will be playing college basketball at Riverland Community College in Minnesota this upcoming 2015-2016 season, congrats Greg!  

9. Cortez King, St. Thomas More

Tezzy played for Coach K.G. from 2005-2007 while at the Boys & Girls Club, and for Champaign Heat from 2008-2011! He is now a contributing member of the St. Francis (IL)  University's Men's Basketball program. Tez has also played for McHenry College and Joliet Jr. College. We are very proud of you lil bro! You have come a long way!!!

10. Chase Patton, St. Joseph-Ogden

11. Nate Michaels, St. Joseph Ogden

Chase (above #24) played for Champaign Heat in 2011. He became a member of the Danville Community College Men's Basketball program in 2013 . Nate (below) played for Heat in 2011 and is now currently a member of the McKendree University Men's Basketball program! 

MichaelNate_1415MBB12. Brent Schluter, St. Joseph-Ogden
Brent Schluter (Left) Brent played for Heat in 2011 and is now a member of the Milikin University Men's Basketball program.

(below) Congrats to 12u and 14u! They brought home 1st place over Memorial Day Weekend 2015! 12u won in Michigan and 14u won in Wisconsin! 

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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 

(above) Congrats to 12u! They went undefeated and won the Mahomet Bulldogs Jan. 2016 Bulldog Shootout! 

Upcoming Tournaments: 

March 2016:

March 5th Chicagoland, IL 

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March 12-13th Stl., MO 

Reebok 5th Annual Stl. Eagles Arch Classic


March 19-20th Bloomington, IL 

GTG March Spring Shootout


April 2016:

April 9-10th Peoria, IL

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Shaun Livingston Spring Classic


April 15-17th Chicagoland, IL

Nike Spring Showdown(NCAA CERTIFIED)


April 15-17th Indianapolis, IN

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USJN Hoops in the Heartland 


(High School Girls Only)


April 22-24th Indianapolis, IN

Adidas Spring Classic (NCAA CERTIFIED)


May 2016:

May 1st Chicago, IL 

Chicagoland Youth Basketball Network-Great Midwest Showdown


May 13-14th Bloomington, IL

GTG Summer Shootout


May 23-25th Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

American Youth Basketball Tour

Michigan May Madness State Tournament



June 11th Chicago, IL 

Chicagoland Youth Basketball

Roundball Rumble

(12u & 13u Boys Only)


June 25-26th Plainfield, IL

9th annual MAC Invitational 2016

(12u & 13u Boys Only)


July 2016:

July 8-10th, Ft. Wayne, IN

Jr. Gym Rats Nationals 

(12u, 13u Boys Only)


July 13-17th Milwaukee Area, WI Summer Slam (NCAA CERTIFIED)

(15u & 17u Boys Only)

_______________________________________________________________ July 21-24 Ft. Wayne, IN

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Gym Rats Nationals


(15u & 17u Boys Only)


 July 30th Chicagoland, IL

Grand Opening Summer Finale

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