One for all and all for one!

The Peoria Heat Mission Statement
Using basketball to promote the development of tomorrow’s leaders by teaching respect, self-discipline and team work.  Instilling the fundamentals of character and integrity in today’s youth and tomorrow’s future.


Peoria Heat Basketball will again have tryouts for 10U, 11U, 12U and 14U.  This second tryout session will be held on March 13, 2016 at the Cougarplex located at ICC.  The tryout fee is $15.  Times are as follows:
    10U/11U - 3:00 PM
    12U - 4:00 PM
    14U - 5:00 PM
It is the players responsibility to be registered and dressed by the time their age group is ready to start. 

Tryouts for 15U, 16U and 17U will be held on March 20, 2016 at the Cougarplex located at ICC.  The tryout fee is $15.  Times are as follows:
    15U - 3:00 PM
    16U - 4:00 PM
    17U - 5:00 PM
Once again, it is the players responsibility to be registered and dressed by the time their age group is ready to start. 

Questions regarding tryouts and teams can be sent to either Coaches Williams or Davis.  Their contact information is located on the CONTACT page.

Player News:

After much thought and deliberation, Dakota Bennnington has commited to Olivet Nazarene University!!  Olivet Nazarene is a NAIA powerhouse.  Congratulations Dakota!

Recruiting News:

Player Name
Interested Schools
Dakota Bennington
6'2" Senior Guard
Cornerstone University*
Clarke University*
Lewis University*
Lake Forest College
North Dakota State University
Marshall University
Maryville University
Judson College
Bob Jones University
Western Illinois University
Grand Valley State
Illinois Wesleyan University
Northwestern College
Elmhurst College
Olivet Nazarene University*
Delta State University
Bob Jones University*
Holy Cross University
Derick Briscoe Jr.
6'1" Senior Guard
Western Illinois University
Demonte Sims
6'0" Senior Guard
St. Catharine College
Governors State University
Dominican University
Clarke University
Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne
Murray State University
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Olivet Nazarene University
Knox College
Lakeland College
Carroll University
University of Chicago
Augustana College
Greenville College
University of Illinois in Springfield
Millikin University
Elmhurst College
Austin Jurgens 6' 3" Senior Forward Lake Forest College
Western Illinois University
Nathaniel Spanos 6' 6" Senior Forward
Olivet Nazarene University
Marian University - Wisconsin
Clarke University
Knox College
Lakeland College
DeShaun Jackson
6' 2" Senior Guard
St. Catherine College
Murray State University
Clint Koehler
6' 0" Senior Guard
Loras College,
Maryville College
Elmhurst College
North Central College
Joseph Powel
6' 6" Senior Forward
Monmouth University
Trinity College
Clarke University
Lincoln Christian University
ASA College
Gordon College
Trevyon Williams 5' 10" Junior Guard
Western Illinois University
Cornell University
Northwestern University
Dejiour Burns
6' 4" Junior Forward
Southeast Missouri State
* School offered a scholarship.

Signees of 2016:

Congratulations to all members of the class of 2016 for choosing great schools to attend and advance your education while continuing your athletic careers!!

Player Name
High School
School Attending
Dakota Bennington Peoria Christian High School
Olivet Nazarene University
Josiah Weiland
Peoria Christian High School Taylor College (Soccer)

Latest Tournament News:

July 20, 2015
The 14U team won 2nd place on Saturday, 7/19/15, and 1st place on Sunday, 7/20/15, in a pair of One Day Championship tournaments in Romeoville,IL.  Way to go men!

July 12, 2015
The 17U team took 2nd place in the Silver Division of the Chicago Summer Classic!  Shown below from left to right are DeMonte Simms, Nate Spanos, Derrick Briscoe, Dylan Beccue, Sam Koeppel  and Joey Powell.  Not shown are Dakota Bennington, Austin Jurgens, Devon Higgerson-Harris, and DeShaun Jackson.  Congratulations!