Urban ASAK (Austin, San Antonio, Killeen) is preparing for another championship season on the 2017 Adidas Gauntlet Circuit. The team will be led by 6-foot-8 Brock Cunningham (2018) and 6-foot-10 Will Baker (2019). Both, who play for state powerhouse Westlake High School and Head Coach Robert Lucero, have received numerous Division I offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, Houston, Columbia, and Princeton.
In our first year, we were highly competitive and very successful in all age groups. Our 17u squad got hot in May, winning the prestigious Los Angeles Adidas Invitational. The team won eight straight games over one stretch, with Cunningham hitting a three-pointer as time expired to win the title. Urban ASAK went on to win two GASO NBA championships in the weeks to follow.
In July, the squad solidified its position as one of the top programs in the nation, qualifying for the Adidas Gauntlet South Carolina Invitational, by virtue of winning the title in Los Angeles. In South Carolina, the squad went 4-2 in the Gold Division. Capping the Texas portion of the schedule at the Dallas GASO, one of the most prestigious and well-attended, by college coaches, tournaments in the country, Urban ASAK went 5-2, losing in the semifinals. Over the course of the week, the squad gave Urban DFW its only loss of the tournament.
Urban ASAK finished the season strong at the Adidas 64 in Las Vegas, going 4-2 and finishing second in the Super Pool.
“It was a great year,” said Founder Craig Carlton. “It was something we will build on in 2017, especially with Cunningham and Baker as our foundation. We expect to win many more championships!”