Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America! Rockford Heat would like to wish all the young ballers safe travels in the month of July and enjoy time today with friends and family!

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Rockford Heat Salutes Class of 2018

Rockford Heat would like to give recognition to the following athletes that will be going on to play basketball at the collegiate levels while getting their education. The Class of 2018 is adding another 10 players to college rosters this season. The Majority of Rockford Heat collegiate athletes earn significant or FULL athletic and academic scholarships from playing basketball!

On top of the Seniors in High School graduating, Rockford Heat had 1 JUCO Player (so far, 2 more still weighing offers) graduate and continue their basketball scholarships at 4 year institutions. You are all leaders to your peers and an inspiration to the younger players coming up through your high school and Rockford Heat teams!

The listed athletes have signed/committed to the following schools:

Madison Davis, Lutheran High, California Baptist University(NCAA D1), Class of 2018

Erin Stroberg, East High, McKendree University(NCAA D2), Class of 2018

Mckenzie Brown***, Boylan Catholic, Newman University(NCAA D2)Class of 2018

Natasha Marcus, North Boone, Rockford University(NCAA D3), Class of 2018

Olivia Hagerty, Guilford High, Augustana University(NCAA D3), Class of 2018

Andrea Kruckenberg, Lutheran High, William Penn University(NAIA D1), Class of 2018

Niaja Taylor**, Auburn High, William Penn University(NAIA D1), Class of 2018

Raquel Mills, Dekalb High, McHenry College(JUCO D1), Class of 2018

Bryanna Johnson, East High, Kankakee College(JUCO D2), Class of 2018

Serenity Potter, Auburn High, Rock Valley College(JUCO D3), Class of 2018

** JUCO Athlete Graduate, then signed to 4 year school(with scholarship)

*** Rockford Heat Recruiting Services Only

Great Job ladies and good luck in your college careers! I will be watching you from afar and hope to see you courtside soon!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Painters District Council #30, Northwestern IL Building Trades, Project First Rate, Teamsters Local 325, Advanced Disposal, Winnebago County States Atty Joe Bruscato, Travis Gorman, Perry Tuneberg DDS, and Rockford Lutheran High. With your help, Rockford Heat has helped athletes achieve over 4.3 million in college scholarships for our athletes to play college basketball while studying for their education.

If you would like to learn more on becoming a sponsor of the Rockford Heat, contact the Club via email at John.penney

All Rockford Heat Coaches, Players, Parents, and Fans are proud of you!

Coach Penney

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Father’s Day To All the Rockford Heat dads! Thank for all you do to help your child and the program! Your dedication never goes unnoticed! Special shout out to All the Fathers that have played a major role in coaching and mentoring to so many! Thanks for everything you do and thanks for being Father’s to so many!!!

Natasha Marcus Commits to Rockford University!

Natasha Marcus Commits to Rockford University!

Congratulations to Heat Elite Senior Natasha Marcus, North Boone High for committing to Rockford University. Natasha is a 1000 point scorer who plays tough around the rim. Natasha plans to study Business/Pre Law while playing basketball! You have shown through your skill and dedication that you are ready for the next level!

All Rockford Heat Coaches, Players, Parents, and Fans are Proud of you! Keep up the hard work! #rockfordheatbasketball #rockfordheatcollegeathletes #rockfordheat #rockfordheatcollegeathletes #rockfordheatcollegeplayers #northboone #rockforduniversity

Andrea Kruckenberg Signs to William Penn University!

Andrea Kruckenberg Signs to William Penn University!

Congrats to Heat Elite Senior Andrea Kruckenberg(Lutheran High), who signed her “Letter of Intent” to accept an academic and athletic scholarship to play for William Penn University(NAIA Div 1) in front of Coaches, Family, Friends, and Media yesterday. Andrea has had a great high school and AAU career that has shown she is ready to play at the next level! Some of Andrea’s accolades and scholarships are All Conference Player in the Big Northern, Dean Foods National Scholarship, and State Farm Tourney Scholarship!

Great Job Andrea, all Rockford Heat Coaches, Players, Parents, and Fans are proud of you!

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Heat Select 17U Player Selected as USJN All Stars!

Heat Select 17U Player Selected as USJN All Stars!

Shout out to Brielle Shaw(Harlem High, Class of 2020) for being named USJN All Stars for Pool “N” from the Gateway Challenge held in St Louis! Brielle has shown all spring that she is a point guard that is relentless on defense and can run the team with high efficiency. College Coaches looking for a PG should get in contact ASAP! Brielle is in the Class of 2020.

Read the Full Story Here: http://www.usjn.com/xtm_post_event_allstar_new.php?which=480

Great job Brielle, keep up the hard work!

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Heat Select 17U Player Named USJN All Star!

Heat Select 17U Player Named USJN All Star!

Shout out to Noelle Lavery(Rockford Christian, Class of 2020)for being named USJN All Star for Pool “N” from the Gateway Challenge held in St Louis! Noelle has had a great showing all spring and continues to display her ability to score around the rim with a soft floater and jump shot! College Coaches looking for a guard with length and finishes left or right should get in contact ASAP!

Read the full list here: http://www.usjn.com/xtm_post_event_allstar_new.php?which=480

Great job Noelle , keep up the hard work!

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