Grant Huffman 2020 Davidson Commit
July 19th, 2019- C2K Elite's Grant Huffman committed to Davidson College last Sunday night after receiving a scholarship offer two days before. Davidson offered after head coach Matt McKillop and Associate Head Coach 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, and knack for getting to the bucket and finishing with finesse.
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 head coach gave his thoughts on the 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, how C2K, Coach Qunicy 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.
The 16U C2K Elite squad has had a great year so far. Through the first three UAA sessions they are 7-1 and have sealed their spot in the UAA Finals this July in Atlanta. They are currently in second place in their division.
In New Jersey for UAA Session III, the team went 3-1, with their only loss coming to a first place Philly Pride team by a few points. Josh Thorbahn (13 points), Alex Williams (13 points), and Anthony Adams (10 points) shined in a win over Wisconsin Playground Warriors in the first game to set the stage for a successful weekend. The second matchup against KC Run GMC brought a great game from those three again as Thorbahn, Williams, and Adams combined for 40 of the teams 65 points, with Gregory Johnson adding 9 points to give the team their second win in as many games. In the third game against Philly Pride, Alex Williams posted his third double digit scoring effort of the weekend, putting up 13 points on 5-8 shooting. Philly Pride shot the ball extremely well and won the game 63-54. Following the defeat the team showed resilience by coming back the next day and getting a 73-48 win over Team South. Four players scored double figures in the win with Aj Braun putting up 16 points, Tyrese Hughley scoring 13 points, as well as Alex Williams and Anthony Adams adding 11 and 10. This stellar offensive performance capped off a great weekend, and should be a great springboard to the UAA finals.
All information such as stats, standings, schedule, etc. can be found at uaa.io
Since May 21st, 17U C2K Elite and Lima Senior athlete Josiah Fulcher has added five division 1 scholarship offers. These offers came from Cleveland State, Bowling Green State, George Mason, James Madison, and Wyoming. The offers bring his list to nine from division one programs. Josiah has been performing great throughout the UAA circuit averaging just under 14 ppg in a tough division.
Grant Huffman also added an offer from James Madison to his list this past week. He has many offers from division one schools, such as Bowling Green State, Toledo, Xavier, Duquesne, and Miami (Ohio). Grant has averaged 10.9 ppg through the first three UAA sessions while displaying great decision making and finesse around the rim.
More offers should role in for Fulcher, Huffman, and the rest of the 17U C2K Elite team as they compete at the UAA Finals in July, and continue into their senior seasons.
Grant Huffman 17U
After great weekends in Kansas City and New Jersey the 17U C2K Elite team is sitting at a 10-2 record through the three UAA sessions, and are now in first place in their division and second in all of the UAA. The team is one of four that has already qualified for the UAA finals this July in Atlanta.
In Kansas City, the squad went 3-1, with the only loss coming to the 1st place team in the UAA standings by a last second shot in overtime. In a 61-40 win over a solid NYC New Heights team, the scoring was well distributed as both Josiah Fulcher and Zeb Jackson put up 14 points, while VonCameron Davis added 12 points and Grant Huffman went for 8 points. All of the stats can be found at http://uaa.io/.
In New Jersey at UAA Session III the team went 4-0, which is the first sweep for a C2K Elite 17U team at an Under Armour Session. The team won their four games by an average of just under 12 points. Grant Huffman shined in a 72-66 win over team Charlotte. Grant went for 24 points on 11 of 14 shooting. Four players scored double digits in a win over WeR1 as Josiah Fulcher, Matt Allocco, Luka Eller, and Zeb Jackson went for 16,13,10, and 10 points respectively.
Coach Clarke gave his thoughts on his teams performance as of late, “I knew going into this season we would have a really talented group of players but I am most proud of how much these guys play for each other. Our players are competing to win games and make each other better and not for individual success. Our 10-2 record and qualifying for the UAA Finals atop of division is a perfect example of our team mentally!"
The 17U guys have been receiving looks from Big 10, ACC, and other high major programs. In Kansas City big name coaches came out to watch, such as John Calipari, Roy Williams, and Tom Izzo for the spring live period.
The 17U team plays next at UAA Session IV on July 11th and 12th with the finals taking place the 13th and 14th in Atlanta.
Zeb Jackson at Under Armour Session #1 in Chicago. Picture Courtesy of Under Armour Association
April 17, 2019 - This past weekend the 17U C2K Elite team competed in Under Armour Session #1 in Chicago. After four hard fought games with the average scoring margin being less than four points, C2K finished with a 3-1 record. "Anytime you can come into an UA Session and come out 3-1 against this elite competition you have to be extremely happy. Our guys played as a team and competed at a really high level. I am really excited for the next two Under Armour sessions!" said head coach Dave Clarke about his teams performance this weekend. The 17U team is in first place in the Atomix division standings after the first session. Josiah Fulcher (17 ppg) and Zeb Jackson (12.8 ppg) led the way in scoring over the weekend. Muhammed Njie protected the paint with four blocks in a 65-62 win over Texas Hard Work in the final game on Sunday while averaging six rebounds a game for the tournament. The 17U team will play April 26-28 in Kansas City at Under Armour Session #2.
Michigan commit Zeb Jackson with some big buckets down the stretch for C2K 17u in their win over Team Felton. 2020 pf Matt Allocco dropping dimes. 2019 big Nolan Foster with mid-range jumpers and two charges in his favor. Josiah Fulcher solid scorer.— TJ Kelley (@scoopIPS) April 13, 2019
C2K Elite 17U giving back to community at the Hilliard Recreation Community Center in Columbus, Ohio
April 8, 2019 - Over this past weekend the C2K Elite U17 team spent their time giving back to the community. The team has spent time practicing at Hilliard Bradley High School to prepare for their tough grind on the Under Armour Circuit, so on Saturday the team picked up trash at the Hilliard Recreation Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, to show their appreciation. A quote from Zeb Jackson captures what it means to him to be apart of the C2K program, Jackson says, "C2K is more than just a basketball team. C2K works on the whole person, not just the basketball skills."
With their first tournament less than a week away, this act of benevolence demonstrates the values and mission of the C2K program in an intense time of the season. "C2K is an elite basketball program, but we want to show our players to be thankful for what they have, and to give back to the community that has helped them to much," said Dave Clarke, head coach of the U17 team.
Marathon Petroleum graciously donated money to the non-profit organization Commitment 2 Kids, Inc (C2K). C2K believes that society is at its best when it begins to break down walls and replace them with bridges. Their programs are designed to bring together and build community among youth from all walks of life through their interests and avocations; further, they introduce them to mentors and opportunities in business and leadership, education and service, and help build them into tomorrow's leaders. C2K believes youth should experience HOPE for a bright future, regardless of circumstance!
C2K accomplishes this by attracting young men and women using basketball, volleyball, and track as its vehicle. Obviously, many young boys and girls love to play sports and therefore interest is high. C2K understands that if a concentrated marketing campaign was launched and simply requested young men and women to participate in a mentor-ship program, the turnout would be low.
C2K attracts many young men and women from various walks of life. Unfortunately, some of these young men and women come from challenging backgrounds with limited financial means and very little support. This is where generous donations from companies like Marathon Petroleum are vital to the programs success and sustainability. C2K President John Bean was overwhelmed with appreciation and expressed how Marathon’s generous donation will help young men and women with things like buying equipment, uniforms, and providing services to assist in mentoring young boys and girls. C2K would like to thank Marathon Petroleum for its donation!
The 2018 AAU season came to an end for both the U16 and U17 teams in Las Vegas, NV this past weekend. In only the second year of C2K Elite, both the U16 & U17 teams qualified for the UAA Final’s. This is a huge accomplishment for a young organization and shows that the future is very bright. The U17 which was lead by Andre Gordon and company finished in the around of 16. The U16 finished in the elite 8 and was lead by Zeb Jackson, Luka Eller and many more.
The U17 finished their AAU career with multiple players earning scholarship offers. The U16 team had a strong showing on the UAA stage and was watched by a large amount of D1 coaches. This group will take C2K Elite to the next level in the year to come.
The 2018 AAU season was a huge success for our many teams. In only year 2 we won championships, competed on a national level and most importantly, we helped player earn scholarship offers. The C2K Elite future is bright and we are looking for future players!!!
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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C2K Classic Schedule
C2K Classic Event Locations
Lima Sr High School – LHS
1 Spartan Way, Lima Ohio
Court 1, Court 2, Court 3
Perry High School – PHS
2770 E Breese Rd, Lima Ohio
Court 4, Court 5, Court 6
Heritage Elementary - HES
816 College Ave, Lima Ohio
Lima North Middle School – LNMS
1135 N West St
Lima West Middle School – LWMS
503 N Cable Rd, Lima Ohio
Lima South Middle School – LSMS
755 St Johns Ave, Lima Ohio
Bradfield Community Center - BCC
550 S Collett St, Lima Ohio
C2K ClASSIC Rules
2019 C2K CLASSIC Tournament Rules
OHSAA Rules for game play with the following expectations:
Official stopped clock consisting of two 16-minute halves.
Clock will run the final 12 minutes of the game if the lead is 20 points or more. Clock will be stop again when the lead is BELOW 15 points.
3 timeouts will be permitted per game. 2–Full and 1–30 second timeout. Overtime will be one 2 minute period. 2nd OT is Sudden Death!
One timeout will be granted for overtime. No carryovers.
6 PERSONAL FOULS for disqualification.
3 minimum minute pre-game warm-up.
3 minute halftime.
*Games will begin no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Both coaches must agree and all players must be present.
*A team will officially forfeit their game (20-0) if they are not on the assigned court within 5 minutes of the scheduled game time without proper notice or reason. Tournament director decision is final with regards to forfeit.
*Abusive language or poor conduct will NOT be tolerated. If a parent, fan, coach or player is exemplifying poor conduct they will simply be removed from the venue without warning and may not be allowed back during the remainder of the event. The tournament director’s decision is final with regards to any conduct issues.
For seeding purposes the following rules apply to all tie-breakers:
2019 C2K CLASSIC Tournament Guidelines
*Home team is listed first or on top and will wear white/light color jerseys.
*If a team does not have alternate color jerseys the court supervisor decision will be final with regards to home and away colors.
*Home team will sit to the left of the scorer’s table.
*Bench personnel is limited to registered coaches and players only.
*Only 1 coach will be permitted to stand at a time.
*Coaches must wear badges/bracelets to enter venue & while on the bench.
*Teams will be required to provide ONE scorekeeper each game.
*Everyone other than players will need a bracelet to get into any game.
*Team Players must wear uniforms or warm-ups for admission to games.
*Event teams, event coaches, fans and general public are strictly prohibited from entering a COLLEGE COACHES ONLY entrance, hospitality or seating area.
Tournament Director’s decision is final and without appeal.