On Friday, one of Ohio’s top Class of 2020 prospects received an offer to play for one of the top-ranked basketball teams over the last few seasons, the Xavier Musketeers.
Grant Huffman, a 6-foot-3 guard from Aurora Ohio, can now add to his list of schools. It’s his first one of 2018, after previously fielding offers from Miami (Ohio) and Duquesne last year. Aside from that, he’s also received interest from a handful of other Division I schools.
Huffman is regarded as a four-star prospect, according to Future150, where he’s also deemed the No. 1 Class of 2020 recruit in the state. OHHoops.org has him as Ohio’s second-best recruit.
He is a skilled scorer, one that can just take over a game and is dangerous when he heats up. Right now, he just seems to be guaranteed a double-digit scoring game--one that comes close, or reaches, the twenties--whenever he steps onto the court. Huffman is capable of scoring from everywhere and is pretty accurate too. He can play either guard position, after being shifted over at some moments to the ‘1’ for St. Edward (Ohio), his high school. However, he’s at his best when he plays off-ball and can look for his shot around the perimeter.
This past season, for the Eagles, Huffman had a rough start to his sophomore campaign. He broke his ankle in the season opener, and was sidelined until about midway through the season. Upon his return, St. Edward only lost one regular season game after that. Huffman helped guide the Eagles to a 26-4 record--their highest win total in four seasons--and a deep playoff run.
While he is one of the premier players in his class at Ohio, his high-scoring mentality and ability appears to be consistent against nation-wide competition. Competing as a member of the 16U Ohio Basketball Club, Huffman has looked good so far in the Adidas Gauntlet.