Huffman helps slam Bullitt East

University of Louisville signee Jonathan Huffman had a big game, recording a double-double, to help Central Park Christian knock off Bullitt East Thursday night.

In town for a pair of games, Jonathan Huffman and his Central Park Christian squad took on one of Kentucky's best teams in Bullitt East.

The Thursday night showdown featured Huffman, a Louisville signee, as well as freshmen sensation Martez Walker. After starting slow and trailing at halftime by 10, Central Park had a great second half and came away with their first victory in Kentucky in two tries this season.

Right out of the gate Huffman took it right at the much smaller Bullitt East team, but he did it in a way you wouldn't expect from a guy his size. He did it with his jump shot. It began with a turn around bank shot 10 feet from the rim and from there he got hot, going 7 of 8 from the field in the first half of play including one three-pointer.

During the first half he showcased his jump shot, in the second half he showed off a few powerful dunks. His first and best dunk came off a missed shot, after receiving a quick pass he cocked the ball back and threw it down one handed.

The 7-footer, who is averaging 12 points per game, led his team to the victory, finishing with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The big man, who has scored over 20 points on four occassions, including a season-high 26 points, is oozing with potential, and really showed it Thursday night. He has long arms and can get his shot off easily. His touch is unmatched for a guy his size and with a little more aggression on the boards Huffman could become a solid college basketball player.

"I think I put on a pretty good show," Huffman said. "Me, as well as the team could have played a little better, we made some mistakes that we can go back and learn from, but I think we played pretty well."

When asked about his performance Huffman replied, "It was pretty good, I don't know what coach Pitino would think about it, but I think it was pretty good."

The match-up against Bullitt East isn't the only game the Eagles will be playing while in Louisville. Saturday night Huffman's team will take on U of L signee Chad Millard and Brewster Academy.

"I'm looking forward to playing against him, I talked to him yesterday," Huffman responded when asked about playing against Millard.

So with a few days to spare, Huffman's family joined him on the trip and they will be checking out Louisville's campus and facilities on Friday.

"My whole family came down and I'll probably go to campus with my family tomorrow," Huffman stated.

His teammate, Martez Walker, is rated among the best freshmen in the country and he played well against Bullitt East as well, scoring 12 points.

"He did real well," Huffman said of Walker. "He's still young and has a lot of time."

When asked if there was any chance he and Walker would be playing together in a few years Huffman said, "We talk about it every now and then. But you know he has plenty of time to make that decision, but I know he likes Louisville a lot."


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