C2K CANCELS MARCH MAYHEM TOURNAMENT
Gov. Mike DeWine has asked all Ohioans to take the threat of the Coronavirus seriously. Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health has indicated “we expect to see more cases grow, and more community spread”. As of today, NCAA tournaments that are scheduled in Ohio will be held without spectators, the Ohio High School Athletic Association had curtailed fan participation at the tournaments currently being conducted, and further restrictions are expected on a daily basis for the time being.
For these reasons, C2K (Commitment 2 Kids) has decided to cancel its March Madness Tournament, scheduled to be played this weekend (March 13 and 14) in Toledo, Ohio. While we regret making this decision, the health and welfare of our youth and their families is of paramount importance to us, and we would prefer to be safe rather than sorry.
For those teams registered, a full refund will be issued early next week. For further information, please feel free to contact tournament director, Dave Clarke. We hope to see many of you at our next tournament.
Grant Huffman 2020 Davidson Commit
July 22nd, 2019- C2K Elite's Grant Huffman committed to Davidson College two Sundays ago after receiving a scholarship offer two days before on August 12th. Davidson offered after head coach Bob McKillop and Associate Head Coach Matt McKillop watched Grant and C2K Elite play last Friday night at the UAA Finals in Atlanta, Georgia.
Grant has had a great season on the Under Armour Association circuit. Averaging 11 points per game while shooting 55% from the field, Grant has showed strong leadership, great decision making, a knack for getting to the bucket and finishing with finesse, as well as lockdown defense.
Davidson is getting a high quality, high academic young man from a great family. He will make a great addition to their strong program.
C2K Elite 17u head coach gave his thoughts on Grants commitment:
Grant excelled for us this past season because of his versatility on defense and his ability to score in many different ways. Grant is great defender that can play any guard position. Davidson is going to be able to use him in many different ways. We believe that Davidson was a perfect fit, both athletically and academically.
Here is what Grant had to say about why he chose Davidson. He also explains how C2K, Coach Qunicey Simpson, and Dave Clarke helped him in the process:
I chose Davidson for a bunch of different reasons. For one, there academics are the best of the best. Another reason is because they have an amazing coaching staff and I’ve built a great relationship with them. Also, I feel that they're style of play fits very well with how I play and I think I could play well within their system. I also love the fact that they have a winning tradition in their program and expect nothing less. The location of the school (Charlotte NC) is awesome as well. This school was the best decision for my family and I. C2K was great in this process because they laid out all the pros and cons for me, but in the end didn’t push me one way or another. They let me make the decision with my family. Coach Q and Dave were very helpful in the whole recruiting process. They always reached out to coaches and let me know where I stood with them. I’m very thankful that I was able to play for them in my last aau season.
C2K Elite director Quincey Simpson also shared his thoughts on Grants commitment.
I’m happy he’s going to a great academic school and have a chance to continue playing basketball. He is a tremendous kid, and comes from a great family, school, and school district. He has a very bright future in the game of life
Everyone in the C2K family is so happy and proud of Grant, and wish him the best of luck in his senior season at St. Edwards and in his career at Davidson.
August 2, 2019 - C2K Elite and Hilliard Bradley guard Matt Allocco committed to Princeton University on June 22nd. Matt will be competing in the well-regarded Ivy league for the next four years, while receiving a great education from a prestigious university.
Matt has been a strong leader on the court for C2K Elite the past two years and has shown he has what it takes to excel on the court playing division one basketball, as well as excel in the classroom at an Ivy League university. Matt was player of the year in his league, 3rd team All-State, and first team all district, he also has maintained a 3.9 grade point average through his first three years of high school.
Matt helped lead the class of 2020 C2K Elite team to a first place finish on the UA circuit by setting up his teammates and running the point. Matt has a great feel for the flow of the game, demonstrating a high basketball IQ.
We asked Matt some questions about why he chose Princeton and how C2K impacted him:
Question: Why did you pick Princeton?
Answer: Princeton has a great basketball tradition and I wanted to be a part of it. I developed a great relationship with the staff, loved the campus, and it is near a lot of my family in Jersey. I also have the opportunity to get a world class education.
Question: How was your experience with C2K Elite?
Answer: I had a great experience playing with new guys and traveling with the team.
Question: How did Coach Dave and Coach Q help you?
Answer: Dave and Q always pushed me to be better. They helped me a lot with recruiting to make sure I had a plan and that I made the right decision.
Question: What are you future plans?
Answer: My future plans are to play four years at Princeton, get a degree, and hopefully play professionally.
Everyone in the C2K family is proud of Matt and all he has accomplished. His journey is just getting started and we can't wait to see what he does next!
C2k Elite is the first ever Under Armour sponsored AAU basketball team in the State of Ohio. Our elite program has 15u, 16u, and 17u teams that compete nationally on the Under Armour Circuit. Playing for C2K Elite comes with many benefits as well. Playing for this program, you will be competing with and against not only the best athletes in the state, but in the nation. With the national Under Armour circuit schedule that C2K Elite takes part in, our teams face the toughest competition the country has to offer.
With this great competition comes great exposure and learning experiences for our athletes. Here at C2K Elite our objective is to build a brand of excellence throughout Ohio and the midwest that will be a bridge to further success for all of our athletes.
After a successful stint as a coach in the King James AAU organization, Quincey Simpson (Coach Q) was approached by Under Armour in 2016 about becoming the state director and establishing a franchise in Ohio and the neighboring states. As Under Armour works through non-profit corporations, Coach Q approached Commitment 2 Kids (C2K) about becoming the sponsoring organization. Knowing the success rate that Coach Q has had, on and off the court, Commitment 2 Kids agreed. C2K currently sponsors three teams for young men: U15, U16 and U17. We are looking to expand to include the women's circuit as soon as economically feasible.
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