Former Arizona Heat boy's club basketball president/head coach Elliott Glabman has been out of the Arizona high school basketball business for a number of years, but will soon be returning to Arizona basketball.
Glabman operated the Heat basketball program in Arizona for 13 years and helped to produce many of Arizona's top basketball talent - helping many student-athletes in the state land college scholarships at every level.
Glabman left the game of basketball in 2005 to concentrate on his health. He underwent numerous back surgeries and now has recovered to the level where he can focus on aiding the lives of Arizona youth once again.
I caught up with Glabman recently and he advised me that he is in the process of developing a new prep school in the state. The program will be known as the Arizona Heat Basketball Academy, and will be focused on a post-graduate program designed to help 12-15 different student-athletes.
Glabman plans to open the school for the fall of 2012.
" We will focus on either non-qualifiers that just need a test score, or kids that are not physically or mentally ready for division-I," said Glabman.
Glabman advised me that he will be working with former Arizona Heat partner CJ Sells on the project. Sells spent 13 years with Glabman and the Heat, and also worked as a varsity coach for 10 years at Sedona Red Rock High School.
Glabman and Sells are currently forming their board of directors for the program and are in the process of reinstating their 501 C-3 status for the Arizona Heat.
Any potential sponsors or players interested please contact Elliott Glabman at email@example.com