ASAK Nation Alumni
Class of 2015 and attended Harker Heights High School
Originally signed with University of Denver left after Sophomore season to join the New Mexico State Aggies. The first year they won 30 games and won the WAC Tourney Advancing to the NCAA Tourney. They lost to Clemson in the 1st round.
My High School was filled with many successful seasons at Harker Heights! I graduated in 2015 and there was no doubt that I was more than ready for anything that any coach on the next level could throw at him! You see, my high school coach was hard on me on and off the court! He was won over 400 high school games and happens to my dad so you know how the conversations were after every game and practice. I thank him for that tough love…
I managed to get an INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES DEGREE. My last college season, we were 16-0 in the WAC and looking to have a good ride in the NCAA tourney but the COVID-19 cut the season short! I started preparing for a possible career overseas when I tore my Achilles, so I’m currently rehabilitating so I continue to follow my dream of playing professionally.
My AAU EXPERIENCES with ASAK NATION were unforgettable! The games, the traveling, my teammates and coaches all helped prepare me to be the man that I am today! Adversity ain’t nothing to deal with now, thanks to all of you.
CJ Bobbitt ASAK NATION FOREVER
Darius was the consummate hard worker. He got better from day one until the last day of the season. He was relentless goin to the hole and finished and rebounded fearlessly. Darius spent extra hours working to improve his shot and footwork which led him to the next level. He was the guy his teammates looked to for the big play and he usually responded. “ASAK COACH Mike Murphy”
In the 2018 George McClellan Invitational, Darius lead ASAK to the The Tournament Championship Win and took home the Tournament MVP Honor.
Darius attended Austin Westlake High School.
Coach Robert Lucero said “Darius was one of the easiest guys to coach that has come through Westlake. He is low maintenance and and extremely hard worker. As a player he was relentless at attacking the rim and getting to the foul line. In the classroom he is one of the best students we have had in the program. We are all lucky to have been around him and we look forward to seeing him continue to play at SMU.”
Darius received a full ride to Southern Methodist University where he was excepted into the prestigious Cox School of Business. He is majoring in Business Finance.
The youngest sibling of a basketball family, Jamal was never too far from a court. From the time he could walk, he was playing AAU. Son of
Coach Shead and founder of CCYA, Jamal always found a way to stand out with his passion for the game. His prowess and intelligent play began to garner notice as he put together stellar performances for Asak and Coach Carlton.
This play continued into high school, where he found himself as the main ingredient of the Manor boys basketball state playoff run in 2019. Averaging 23 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5 assists, “Mr. Mustang” became a nationally known name as he played his way into a Top 10 player ranking in the state and a Top 100 ranking in the nation.
He also received a McDonald’s All American nomination.
No one could overlook the success that Jamal was finding and no one loved him more than
Coach Sampson at the University of Houston. Jamal will be a great fit at UH and he has become a great role model as an ASAK alumni to the ones that come after.
Texas Longhorns commit, consensus 5-star center, No. 11 player in the country by Rivals, No. 19 ranked player in the country by ESPN, No. 2 player in Texas Top 100 Class of 2019.
Texas commit, District 25-6A 2017 Most Valuable Player, First team All-State (6A), No. 4 ranked player in the class of 2018 on Rivals.
Big 10 Player of the Year candidate, averaging a double double, leading scorer for Minnesota.
Xavier Musketeers point guard.
SMU Mustangs guard.
Oklahoma Sooner guard averaging seven points and three rebounds per game, former ESPN four-start recruit.
New Hampshire commit averaging 13 points and seven rebounds on the 32-2 Cibolo Steele team.
New Mexico State basketball player, averaged 10 points per game for University of Denver before transferring.
Other notable alumni:
Luke Pluymen, St. Edward’s commit
Chase Carlton, Texas A&M guard
Roderick Taylor, Louisiana Monroe power forward
Josh Delaney, Sam Houston State guard
Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State guard
Sam Latham, Incarnate Word defensive end
Shasirae Harvey, Ranger College point guard