Just 10 days away from making his first public appearance in front of Louisville fans, the 6-foot-11 forward has been working hard in practice and is anticipating the game in Louisville.
"Yeah I'm excited, I'm ready to go up there and play," Huffman exclaimed.
Huffman, who envisions himself as a small forward at the college level has a great jump shot and is looking to improve the other aspects of his game. He attends Central Park Christian School in Birmingham Alabama, and is really providing his team with leadership, according to Central Park coach Levan Parker.
"Jonathon has been a good leader for us in practice with his determination and attitude," Parker explained. "Jonathon is still nowhere near his potential, so everyday he needs to work hard and he has worked hard."
Parker and his team can't wait to get the season under way but after having four division-1 commits transfer prior to start of the season, including 6-7 Lamar Roberson and 6-9 Carl Swanigan, his team remains very young.
"We expect to get a lot of out the game in Louisville. (PRP) is seasoned, and an outstanding, well coached basketball team year after year," Parker said. "It will help us see where we are and it will show our kids how far they have to go."
Central Park is also home to high school freshmen and U of L prospect Martez Walker. The 6-foot-5 guard has attended Rick Pitino's basketball camp the past two years and according to his coach, he will be a great player down the road.
"He has unlimited potential, sees the floor, and has a great future," Parker responded when asked about Walker. "His only problem is, he's a freshman. He'll be big time."