Huffman provides U of L fans glimpse into future

University of Louisville signee Jonathan Huffman provided Cardinal fans with a glimpse into the future Saturday night against Pleasure Ridge Park when he finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks against the Panthers.

If you attended Pleasure Ridge Park's Super Hoops Classic Saturday night expecting to see University of Louisville signee Jonathon Huffman banging inside and relying on his post game, you might have left the gym disappointed. But the 6-foot-11 forward was far from a disappointment. After starting slowly, Huffman showed the Louisville fans in attendance that he possesses a pure and deadly jump shot.

With PRP pressing the entire game, Huffman stayed composed and really got his mid-range game working. He tallied most of his points in the 10 to 15 foot range, added a nice two-handed jam, and connected from three-point range in an extremely solid night's worth of work. By Inside The Ville's count, Huffman finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 blocks.

Huffman was pleased with his performance and was glad to be able to give U of L fans a glimpse of the future.

"I'm very excited to come up here and play, and just try to work on a bunch of stuff, and try to get ready for next year and the next level," Huffman replied when asked about his trip to Louisville.

"For now, seeing me play and seeing what I need to work on, so it can be better by the time I get up here. [They can expect me to] work hard, and that's about it, hard work," Huffman responded when asked what U of L fans should expect from him.

While Huffman does need to tinker with some parts of his game, his smooth jump shot is carrying him right now. If Huffman can become more aggressive and get stronger in the post, he could prove to be one of the nation's biggest steals for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals.

Huffman is one of seven Louisville signees in a class that is ranked 3rd in the nation by Scout.com. Besides Huffman the class includes: Amir Johnson, Terrance Williams, Andre McGee, Chad Millard, Clarence Holloway, and Bryan Harvey. Huffman was enthusiastic about his incoming class.

"I've played against all of them a lot, all of them are cool dudes, and all of them play hard," Huffman responded. "I'm real cool with Andre, he's a pretty nice dude. Andre is a real nice guard, real quick point guard, sees the floor real well, I got to play with him up at ABCD camp."

With his team taking the loss, Huffman and Central Park Christian will get a chance to redeem themselves here in Louisville when they will play Bullitt East and Chad Millard's Brewster Academy in early January.


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