Brock Cunningham commits to Texas

Urban ASAK forward Brock Cunningham announced today his decision to commit to play basketball at the University of Texas. Cunningham had multiple offers from top tier basketball programs including Gonzaga, Purdue, Oklahoma, and Stanford.

Jayden Martinez picks up offer from New Hampshire

A string of impressive, consistent performances from Jayden Martinez led to his first scholarship offer, coming from the University of New Hampshire:

Congrats to Jayden, and this is only the first of many more to come!

 

Urban ASAK drops nail-biter to MBA Hoops

After taking a 30-28 lead at halftime, Urban ASAK could not hold on for a win as the team dropped its second game of the tournament to MBA Hoops, 52-49.

Urban ASAK limited MBA Hoops to just 30 percent shooting in the second half, but the shots weren’t falling for them, either. The team defense was impressive as always, forcing 17 turnovers and only allowing one player to score in double figures.

Unfortunately, ASAK could not duplicate its success on the other end of the floor.

Caleb Golden once again led the team in scoring in the absence of Brock Cunningham, shooting 4-13 for 11 points and three rebounds. Kiron Griffin stepped up with nine points, six rebounds and four assists in a well-rounded effort.

Darius McBride and Tyrone Perry each added eight points, and Jayden Martinez played well in the paint with five points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Stackhouse Elite hands Urban ASAK first loss of tournament

Despite another strong showing from Caleb Golden, Urban ASAK picked up its first loss in Vegas at the hands of Stackhouse Elite, 64-53.

Golden finished with 15 points on 6-12 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. Jayden Martinez put together another nice performance with 12 points and six rebounds, while also chipping in three blocks and two assists.

The team was again without Brock Cunningham and struggled to shoot at a high percentage against a talented Stackhouse Elite team.

Urban ASAK opens Vegas trip with upset over New York Jayhawks

Caleb Golden scored 14 points to lead Urban ASAK to an opening victory in Las Vegas against the New York Jayhawks, 58-57.

The team played without Brock Cunningham, who is out with an illness.

Shasirae Harvey scored 10 points and dished out six assists, while coming up with five steals on the defensive side of the ball. Jayden Martinez held his own down low, grabbing 10 rebounds (five offensive) to go with his five points and two blocks.

Dillon Gooding went 2-3 from downtown and finished the game with 11 points and two steals. Darius McBride and Kiron Griffin each added seven points.

Urban ASAK forced the Jayhawks to commit 22 turnovers, and the team generated 23 points off those missteps. The Jayhawks only hit one three-pointer during the game.

Next up, ASAK will take on Stackhouse Elite tomorrow at 5:20 p.m. in at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas.

Urban ASAK takes down Nike Pro Skills 17 in GASO finale

Caleb Golden scored 22 points to lead Urban ASAK to a 76-63 win over Nike EYBL team Pro Skills in the team’s last game of the Great American Shootout.

Brock Cunningham bounced back from a tough Saturday with 17 points, and Shasirae Harvey put on another stellar performance with 16, including two three-pointers.

Kiron Griffin and Elijah Moleon both added five points in the win.

Next up, Urban ASAK will travel to Las Vegas for the final chapter of the adidas Gauntlet.

Fatigued, Urban ASAK loses battle against YIIS Future

Playing in its fifth game in three days, Urban ASAK Elite struggled to find the energy to keep up with Yes II Success Future in a 71-55 loss.

Shasirae Harvey continued to play well in GASO action, scoring 12 points, including two buckets from beyond the arc. Caleb Golden contributed nine points, while Tyrone Perry, Elijah Moleon and Darius McBride each added six.

 

 

Despite 20-point comeback, Urban ASAK falls to Houston Defenders

Urban ASAK overcame a 42-22 halftime deficit to bring the game to just a two point contest, but the team wasn’t able to hit that final bucket to send it into overtime.

Caleb Golden led the team in scoring with 14 points, followed by Brock Cunningham with 12 and Shasirae Harvey with 12.

Urban ASAK opens GASO play with three wins

The hot streak continues for Urban ASAK, which has won seven of its last eight games dating back to the team’s trip to South Carolina.

At the Great American Shootout yesterday, Urban ASAK picked up a nice opening win against Colorado Miners Elite 83-72. Brock Cunningham led the scoring for ASAK with 27 points, while Caleb Golden continued to impress with a 20-point outing.

Darius McBride turned in 13 points in the win, while Shasirae Harvey added 11.

This afternoon, ASAK got a shot at vengeance against fellow Urban team, Urban DFW. Urban ASAK previously lost to DFW in the South Carolina championship game, but it was a much different outcome in Dallas today.

Urban ASAK won in dominating fashion, 81-66, behind a scoring surge from Shasirae Harvey. The senior point guard went off for 27 points, in front of more than 160 college coaches.

In the team’s last game of the day, Urban ASAK put up another strong performance in a 69-48 blowout of LA United Dynasty.

Brock Cunningham picks up offers from Gonzaga, Harvard

It’s been a wildly successful summer for Brock Cunningham.

After earning a coveted scholarship offer from Texas, the 6’7 small forward picked up offers from Utah and Stanford.

He didn’t stop impressing recruiters there. Most recently, Cunningham received offers from Harvard and Gonzaga after continuing to impress at the Great American Shootout.

This live period is sure to bring in more Power 5 interest and offers in the coming days.

Urban ASAK takes second place in South Carolina

Urban ASAK Elite traveled east this weekend for the adidas Uprising Gauntlet and came away with a second place finish after going 4-1 in the competition.

The team took down Team Bradley NW Panthers in the opener, followed by victories against Gateway Basketball Club, LV Knicks and Gym Time Hoops. The 4-0 start earned the group a matchup against fellow Urban team, Urban DFW, in the final.

Despite trailing 13-0 to open the game, ASAK rallied behind Caleb Golden and Brock Cunningham to take a 33-30 halftime lead. Ultimately, the shots just weren’t falling for ASAK, which finished with a team field goal percentage of 26%. Urban DFW pulled away late in the second half to take the win by a score of 82-66

Golden led all scorers with 20 points to go with three rebounds and one assist. Cunningham finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Darius McBride also made a nice impact with 13 points and five rebounds.

Urban ASAK 15U wins GASO NCAA bracket championship

Urban ASAK 15U went 5-0 and won the NCAA bracket championship game at the Round Rock GASO this weekend.

The team defeated the Vipers Academy Elite 16U team 66-59 in the final. Jamal Shead led the attack for ASAK with 21 points, six assists and six rebounds. JaQuai Najamo added 18 points and 12 rebounds. John Wetter scored 10 points and dished out seven assists, while Brandon Parks contributed 10 points.

Urban ASAK takes 2nd place in Round Rock

Despite overcoming a 12-point deficit in the second half, Urban ASAK came up short in a 61-57 loss to Yes II Success.

With Brock Cunningham sitting out, Urban ASAK relied on a steady dose of Darius McBride (16 points), Caleb Golden (14 points) and Shasirae Harvey (11 points) to keep pace with the high-powered YIISuccess offense.

Urban ASAK led by 10 at the break, but an uncharacteristically bad start to the second half put the team in a 12-point deficit. After a flurry of defensive stops and fast break points, ASAK eventually retook the lead 57-56, before ultimately surrendering it again and simply running out of time.

The loss snaps ASAK’s 13-game winning streak, but the team still finished second in the tournament with a 4-1 record.

Harvey, McBride lead ASAK in rout of Texas Jazz


Shasirae Harvey and Darius McBride combined for 43 points as Urban ASAK coasted by the Texas Jazz for the 80-59 victory.

Harvey was automatic from downtown with five three pointers made on his way to 19 points, while McBride scored from everywhere with 24.

Urban ASAK played without Brock Cunningham or Elijah Moleon, but didn’t suffer any major setbacks. The team got out to an early lead and managed to maintain it throughout the entirety of the game.

The highlight of the game was Caleb Golden’s flying one-handed dunk over a defender, which was ultimately called a charge by the referee. Either way, the gym was shaking.

Golden finished with 13 points on the afternoon. Jayden Martinez also had another nice game with 13 of his own.

Urban ASAK will play for the GASO championship this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. against Yes II Success.

Urban ASAK edges out Mo Taylor Elite, advances to semifinals


In a game in which they trailed more than they led, Urban ASAK found a way to pull away late in a 57-51 victory against Mo Taylor Elite.

Brock Cunningham once again led the way for Urban ASAK with 27 points, including six points from beyond the arc. With 10 points, Caleb Golden was the only other player on the team to score in double figures.

Darius McBride and Jayden Martinez both added five points in what was a gritty effort against a good team.

The win earned Urban ASAK a spot in the GASO semifinal game, which will be played at 1:10 p.m against Texas Jazz Elite.

Two up, two down: ASAK defeats Hard Work for second win


In a matchup filled with Division I prospects on both sides, Urban ASAK escaped with a 72-69 win against San Antonio Hard Work to remain undefeated on the day.

Brock Cunningham scored 21 points to pace the team, while Shasirae Harvey and Darius McBride each added 12. The game was close from the beginning and while Urban ASAK led for almost the entirety of the contest, Hard Work never fell behind by more than a few buckets.

Dillon Gooding continued to show improvement, contributing eight points off the bench to provide a lift for the team when Harvey was off the floor. Elijah Moleon, who had a big game earlier in the day, scored six points and consistently crashed the boards effectively.

Urban ASAK will look to carry its momentum into tomorrow when it takes on Mo Taylor Elite at 9:40 a.m.

Urban ASAK throttles Corpus Christi Bruins in Round Rock GASO opener


Jayden Martinez put on a dominating performance for Urban ASAK in a decisive 69-39 victory against the Corpus Christi Bruins.

Martinez led all scorers with 16 points, showing his ability to score from just about anywhere on the floor. His mid-range game was on point and the 6’7 forward knocked one down from three as well.

The reliable shooting guard Darius McBride scored in double figures with 13 points, and Elijah Moleon stepped up in the paint with 11 while also pulling down rebounds on both ends of the floor. Moleon impressed everyone in the stands with a thunderous one-handed dunk in the first half.

Tyrone Perry also got involved in the scoring with 11 points, showcasing his speed and ability to penetrate the lane and finish around the rim.

Caleb Golden continued to impress with nine points and a strong showing on the defensive end, hustling on the boards and creating havoc for opposing ball handlers.

Urban ASAK will take on Texas Hardwork next at 4 p.m.

Brock Cunningham visits Oklahoma

Texas invites McBride, Golden to elite camp

Shaka Smart and the Texas coaching staff has invited Darius McBride and Caleb Golden to play on their elite team at the UT camp. Only 10 players in the state have been invited for their elite team. The Longhorn coaching staff has a strong interest in both McBride and Golden and will be watching the two closely during the July live periods.

McBride, the class of 2019 prospect averaging 10 points and four rebounds at the adidas Uprising Gauntlet, has played a big part int ASAK’s success this spring. Golden is one of the newer additions to the team and the 2020 forward has already shown flashes of excellence in his time with ASAK.

McBride also will be taking an unofficial visit to Texas on Monday.

Griffin, Martinez invited to Texas State Elite Basketball Camp

Kiron Griffin and Jayden Martinez were both invited to attend Texas State coach Danny Kaspar’s Elite Basketball Camp this weekend. where they will work out for the Bobcat coaching staff and current players.

Jayden Martinez joins Urban ASAK

Cibolo Steele stretch forward Jayden Martinez has officially joined the Urban ASAK squad after playing for D1 Ambassadors this spring.

The 2018 forward said he’s excited to get to work with his new team.

“I heard ASAK was in the adidas Gold circuit and they play a lot of tough teams,” he said. “So I’m really looking forward to playing with them.”

Martinez will join Brock Cunningham to form one of the top frontcourts in the state. Both players can stretch the floor with perimeter shooting while remaining scoring threats in the paint.

Martinez said he’s looking forward to practicing against Cunningham on a regular basis.

“He’s a really good player,” Martinez said. “I’m sure he’ll make me better. Going against some top competition day in and day out, so I’m bound to get better from that.”

The two played against each other in the state playoffs last year when Steele took on Westlake, resulting in a 20-point victory for the Chaps. Now the two are teaming up in hopes of dominating on the adidas Gauntlet.

So far, Martinez has received interest from several schools, including UTSA, UTRGV and South Dakota State. We’ll see him in action with his new team June 10 at the CenTex Hoopfest in Round Rock.

Urban ASAK Elite wins San Antonio GASO Championship

Urban ASAK Elite put on a show in San Antonio this weekend, going 5-0 with victories over Texas Elite GATA, THP Elite, Texas Hardwork, Centex Lockdown, and, in the championship game, TJ Ford Houston.

The offense was flowing in San Antonio, with Urban ASAK averaging 76.2 points per game. The team’s defense was strong as well, allowing just 56.4 points per contest – a +20 point margin on the weekend.

In the championship, Urban ASAK received a huge boost from newcomer Caleb Golden, who led the team in scoring with 19 points. His play this weekend earned him recognition from Texas Hoops GASO, who lauded Golden for his shooting ability, size and strength.

Brock Cunningham continued his consistent statistical output we’ve come to expect, scoring 18 points in the final. Darius McBride also played well, adding 16 points.

Point guard Shasirae Harvey turned in another fine performance, scoring 16 points with eight assists and six steals. The 2018 guard has facilitated the offense impressively this spring and is on track, like so many others on this roster, to have a big-time summer.

FINAL SCORES FROM SAN ANTONIO:

Urban ASAK 84, Texas Elite GATA 46

Urban ASAK 67, THP Elite 56

Urban ASAK 75, Texas Hardwork 42

Urban ASAK 78, Centex Lockdown 66

Urban ASAK 77, TJ Ford Houston 72

Urban ASAK Elite went 5-0 in San Antonio to secure the GASO Championship.

 

McBride, Cunningham power ASAK past THP Elite, 67-56

Urban ASAK earned its second double-digit victory of the day by defeating THP Elite, 67-56.

Once again, Brock Cunningham led all scorers with 19 points. Darius McBride came up big in the second half, scoring 14 of his 16 points in the period, including two makes from long range. Shasirae Harvey scored 10 points, while CJ Williams added five.

Urban ASAK opened up a 10-point lead heading into halftime. The team was starting to pull away early in the second half, but a succession of fouls and turnovers allowed THP to pull back within single digits. That’s when McBride started heating up. The 6’3 guard hit two three pointers and added to his total with several layups on the break.

THP seemed to run out of gas toward the end as ASAK took control with a 67-56 final score. The win marks the second of the day and completes the team’s schedule in the San Antonio Great American Shootout.

Urban ASAK opens up weekend with dominating 84-46 win

Brock Cunningham scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Urban ASAK to a 84-46 victory against Texas Elite GATA.

Newcomers Dillon Gooding and Caleb Golden played big parts in the win, scoring 13 and seven points, respectively. ASAK also got a huge performance from point guard Shasirae Harvey, who scored 16 points with a pair of three-pointers made.

Despite getting off to a slow start, ASAK was able to get into a rhythm late into the first half to take a 44-23 lead at the break. Cunningham didn’t get going until the second half, but Darius McBride picked up some of the slack in the first half, scoring 10 of his 12 points in the period. ASAK hit seven three-pointers in the first half alone, leaving GATA  in a deficit it could not recover from.

ASAK’s lead continued to grow exponentially in the second half when the team went on a 9-0 run, with all nine points coming from Cunningham. The 6’7 forward scored four second chance points, one layup off a steal, and a three from beyond NBA range. ASAK eased its way to a 38-point win from there.

To round out the scoring, Elijah Moleon put up seven points down low, Tyrone Perry scored six and Kiron Griffin added three.

Next up, Urban ASAK will play Texas Hardwood Prospects at 12:30 p.m.

Caleb Golden, Dillon Gooding join Urban ASAK Elite

The Urban ASAK Elite team picked up two new members this week, one from outside the program and one who was promoted from the Gold team.

Caleb Golden, a top-five freshman in the state, came over from San Antonio Hard Work to join ASAK. Golden, a 6’3 guard from Round Rock Cedar Ridge, was the District 13-6A Newcomer of the Year in 2016-2017, and also made First Team All-District.

After playing well for the Urban ASAK Gold team, Dillon Gooding was promoted to the Elite squad. Gooding is a 5’11 point guard from Killeen Harker Heights who earned District 8-6A Second Team honors as a junior last year.

Both players will be in action this week at the Great American Shootout in San Antonio.

Brock Cunningham selected to Adidas US Select Team

The awards and accolades keep coming for Urban ASAK forward Brock Cunningham, who earned an invitation yesterday to
be a part of the Adidas U.S. Select team that will travel to Treviso, Italy in early June.

Cunningham will participate in the Adidas EuroCamp and compete in front of NBA and international basketball scouts against U20 international players. The camp starts June 6.

The invitation comes just after Cunningham received an offer to play for Texas. He also is leading the Adidas Gauntlet in scoring after two weekends, the first player from the state to do so in recent memory.

The full rosters for the Adidas EuroCamp will be released later this month. Cunningham and the rest of the ASAK squad will travel to San Antonio this weekend for the Great American Shootout.

Urban ASAK goes 2-2 in Atlanta

As part of the adidas Gauntlet Series, Urban ASAK traveled to Atlanta this weekend and came up with a couple of wins.

ASAK won its opener Saturday against Stackhouse Elite 59-52 behind a 20-point, nine rebound from Brock Cunningham. Darius McBride scored 13, and Shasirae Harvey added eight points with four assists.

Later that evening, Urban ASAK played D1 Minnesota and lost a close one, 55-54, despite a huge outing from Harvey, who scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Cunningham scored 21 points add grabbed 14 boards.

On Sunday, ASAK took on in-state rival Texas Pro and came up short, 67-47. Texas Pro had two of the top players in the state in Jaedon LeDee and Kendric Davis, and both played on fire against Urban ASAK. Cunningham had 19 points and five rebounds in the loss, while Harvey scored 11.

Just a few hours later, Urban ASAK bounced back in a statement win over Game Elite, 71-51. Cunningham went off for 34 points and 13 rebounds, including seven three-pointers. McBride contributed 17 points and Overton Jefferson added eight points and three assists.

With the second weekend of the Gauntlet in the books, Cunningham has taken the No. 1 spot in points per game, averaging 23.5 per outing. Urban ASAK is now 3-5 through the first eight games of the series.

15U squad goes 4-1, wins consolation championship

The Urban ASAK 15U team went 4-1 this weekend and won the I-P pools Consolation Championship.

Cunningham adds offer from Texas

Urban ASAK forward Brock Cunningham picked up an offer from Shaka Smart and the Texas coaching staff Wednesday.

Smart and assistant coach Mike Morrell were both in attendance at the adidas Gauntlet in Dallas last weekend, and saw enough to finally pull the trigger on extending a scholarship offer to the Westlake product.

Cunningham has been tearing through the Gauntlet, averaging 23.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, the second-most in both categories out of all participating players.

Cunningham’s recruitment will continue to heat up as the summer progresses, and it’ll be interesting to see which other schools take notice of the premier forward’s abilities. Urban ASAK is in Atlanta this weekend for the second weekend of the adidas Gauntlet, and will face off against Stackhouse Elite, D1 Minnesota, Texas Pro, and Game Elite.

Urban ASAK loses lead in final minute, drops game to K Low Elite

After securing a six-point advantage in the final two minutes, Urban ASAK ran out of fuel and ultimately surrendered their lead in a 70-67 loss to K Low Elite.

Urban ASAK got a huge lift from Brock Cunningham, who finished with 22 points,15 rebounds and four blocks. Shasirae Harvey provided a heavy dose of scoring, contributing 17 points with three 3-pointers. He also added three assists and three steals.

Darius McBride had a balanced game with 13 points and six rebounds (four offensive) and two assists. Overton Jefferson showed improvement with eight points and two rebounds, and also provided energy on the defensive side.

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Urban ASAK gives Mass Rivals all it can handle in loss

Urban ASAK hung with Mass Rivals longer than any other team in this tournament, but ultimately fell short in a 66-53 loss.

Brock Cunningham scored 25 points with nine rebounds and a block in front of a multitude of elite Division I coaches, including Jay Wright of Villanova and Shaka Smart at Texas.

Kiron Griffin continued to harass opposing ball-handlers, coming up with four steals and frustrating Mass Rivals guards all game long.

Shasirae Harvey put up another impressive performance, scoring 11 points from all over the floor and dishing out four assists in the loss. Darius McBride added 10 points with four rebounds.

Urban ASAK tralied 32-25 at half, but it never felt like the team was out of the game. Ultimately, the shots just weren’t falling – particularly from outside, as the team shot just 1-12 from beyond the arc. Still, the defensive pressure and hustle on the glass kept ASAK in the game for the entire duration.

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Urban ASAK drops tightly-contested game to Dream Vision

Despite a big-time game from point guard Shasirae Harvey, Urban ASAK lost to Dream Vision 78-70 is a hard-fought battle last night.

Harvey went off for 21 points on 8-11 shooting, adding five assists, three rebounds and three steals to round out the game. Darius McBride continued to play at a high level, going for 17 points and two rebounds.

Urban ASAK led 36-33 at the half after a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Brock Cunningham, but surrendered its lead midway through the second half and never recovered.

Cunningham finished with 12 points, while Overton Jefferson added seven and Elijah Moleon scored six.

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Urban ASAK overcomes double-digit deficit to beat Indiana Elite

After trailing 35-21 at halftime, Urban ASAK launched a vicious comeback to take down Indiana Elite, 56-48.

Brock Cunningham led all scorers with 22 points, scoring the first eight of the game for ASAK. Darius McBride added 13, and Shasirae Harvey scored eight.

Urban ASAK got out to a 13-6 lead in the early going, but an extensive sequence of turnovers and missed shots gave Indiana Elite the opportunity to go on a big scoring run. They hit six three pointers in the first half, opening up a 14-point lead at the break.

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Highlights from 4.19 practice

In the team’s last practice before heading to Dallas for the adidas Uprising Gauntlet, Urban ASAK players were fine-tuning some areas that needed improvement.

Check out some of the highlights here.

Cunningham, Jefferson lead Urban ASAK to second win over Basketball University

Brock Cunningham lit up Basketball University for 16 first half points and 21 on the night.

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Urban ASAK Elite drops overtime thriller to Texas Pro

Darius McBride dropped 18 points in a tough loss to Texas Pro.

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Urban ASAK Elite ready for next challenge in Dallas

It seemed like everyone was on fire in Wednesday’s practice at Westlake High School, where Urban ASAK Elite was preparing for its upcoming tournament in Dallas on Saturday.

The intensity level was turned up a notch for the team’s final practice before its first matchup against Texas Pro 17 at the Great American Shootout Tip-Off. After playing Texas Pro 17 at 1:40 p.m., Urban ASAK Elite will face one of the strongest teams from the Houston area, Basketball University 17 Gold at 6:20 p.m..

It’ll be a fun game to watch against Basketball University, which has some elite talent in Quentin Grimes, the No. 3 player in the state according to Texas Top 100, and Nigel Hawkins, a rising prospect who’s picked up offers from Texas A&M, Houston and UT-Arlington recently.

Urban ASAK Elite will look to contain those two players and utilize their unrivaled frontcourt in Brock Cunningham and Will Baker. Cunningham was recently named District 25-6A Most Valuable Player and Baker made the Second Team All-District 25-6A as a sophomore. Elijah Moleon is an underrated power forward who is an animal down low.

Check out some highlights from the practice here.

 

Player profiles now available

You can now learn more about the Urban ASAK Elite team by heading over to the team page and clicking the names of players to get more information. We have photos, scholarship offer information, player awards and plenty more information about this year’s group, and we’ll continue to add to their profiles as the season progresses.

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