(04.25.03) Josh Heytvelt has been nominated to participate in the sixth annual USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs June 25-29.
An extremely gifted big man who would be the top prospect overall in the west if not for the presence of Marvin Williams. With a great frame, a terrific stroke and nice hands, Heytvelt oozes upside. It's no surprise that he's hearing from most of the top schools around the country.
When we asked if he'd given much thought to the criteria for choosing a school, Heytvelt said, "I want to go someplace with the best chance of winning a national championship. So, schools like Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Gonzaga, Arizona, Oregon -- but I'm open to anyone right now."
- Sports Illustrated
(10.16.02) Almost all of Dollar's violations involved making illegal contact with recruits, most involving Clarkston High junior Josh Heytvelt. Several others involved Bremerton High junior Marvin Williams. The two are generally regarded as the top junior recruits in the state and were each recently called by one recruiting guru as among the top 10 in the nation.
(05.30.02) When you're 6' 8" and only a 15-year old high school sophomore people pay attention. When you can run the floor, have good athleticism, can get up real high and have a soft shooting touch they watch really hard. When you have all that and broad shoulders, they really pay attention. Clarkston's Josh Heytvelt should get used to the attention.
When he's not hooping, he's throwing heat on the mound for the Bantams baseball team or throwing his line in the water at his favorite fishing spot. He hasn't played summer ball with any of the traveling squads, preferring to play with his high school team and enjoy a summer of baseball.
(02.15.02) After a timeout, Lewiston's Jody Bernal inbounded to Rogers who unseccessfully attempted to shoot over Heytvelt. Heytvelt took the ball from Rogers before it left his hands.
Clarkston led 28-20 at halftime, but the Bengals came out hard in the second half. Using an 8-0 run, Lewiston tied the game at 28 a piece. The Bantams responded behind its tall center, who finished with 13 points. Heytvelt's defensive presence helped the Bantams regain the lead and never look back.
- Lewiston School web site