Brandon Huffman has settled in at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his game is settling in as well.
A sturdy, 6-foot-9, 230 pound post player, Huffman spent his first couple years of high school in Alaska before his family moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina last year.
Playing alongside the nation's No. 1 center in 2017 DeAndre Ayton at the Pangos All-American Camp in Cerritos, California, last weekend, Huffman represented himself well. He was selected for the Top-30 Cream of the Crop game at the event, which annually boasts the best collection of national talent to play at a West Coast camp.
Arizona State has been engaged with Huffman in recent months and that could develop into a more serious recruitment this summer if things go well during the July evaluation period.
"Me and (ASU assistant) coach (Levi) Watkins speak pretty frequently, the last two months or so. He's a cool guy. We talk on the phone and he texts me a lot and I like his interest in me. That's a real good school so I appreciate the love he shows. They have a good history as a school."
The Sun Devils could be in store for an official visit later this year if things continue to progress in a positive way, Huffman said.
"I might take a few unofficial visits this month close to me," he said. "After July I definitely will look at more visits. My high school coach, he's really big on process. I think I'll probably take all my visits so I see what all there is to offer and I don't jump the gun or anything."
Currently Huffman has 21 scholarship offers, including, he said, eight or nine from major conference schools. Baylor, Kansas State, Memphis, Mississippi, Rutgers, Tennessee, South Carolina and Xaiver are all involved.
"I'm just looking for somewhere I'm comfortable with a location that I like, he said. "Somewhere I can play with real good guards and in a system that works for me and where I can get a good degree."
Huffman will play on the adidas circuit this summer and then start to consider narrowing down his list of schools once he has a better idea of who is really pursuing him heavily.
"I'm trying to get my feet better and better hands," he said. "I want to be more thorough with my game. I don't want to be too one-dimensional. I like my motor. I play with a high motor and work hard on the court and that opens doors for me."