October 2nd-3rd, five ENG United 2024 players traveled to Dallas, Texas for the 2021 Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp to compete against 240 top players from 19 states, and prove why they are amongst the top 2024 players in the country. Players who took the trip included: Jace Freeman, Gabriel Mason, Quentin Rakestraw, Jeremias Heard, and Charles Kimani.
Only 240 players from 19 states were invited to the camp, with nine players representing Georgia; five (5) of them from ENG United. Here's how it went for our future collegiate student-athletes.
Gabriel Mason: Fresh off a strong showing at the 2021 CP3 Rising Stars camp, Gabe was selected by national media and Pangos camp director Dinos Trigonis as the #15 ranked player at the All-South Frosh/Soph event, proving why he is one of the top 2024 prospects in the nation. Thanks to consistently strong play throughout the Dallas camp, the 6'-4" wing was the only player out of nine from Georgia selected to compete in the camp's Top 30 game, which featured players from the 2024 ESPN Top 25. As a result, Gabe also secured an invite to the 2022 Pangos All-American Camp, which is held in Las Vegas, NV each year, and features the nation's top juniors and seniors.
Jace Freeman: Fresh off his first unofficial visit to the University of North Carolina, Jace made his national camp debut in Dallas and showed why he is one of the toughest point guards in the 2024 class. The 5'8" floor general kicked off the camp wreaking defensive havoc on every opponent that dared test him; and in typical Jace fashion, he was the sparkplug for his squad, leading them in steals (5) before suffering a sprained ankle in the final minutes of his team's first game and 30-point victory. Unfortunately, Jace was sidelined for the final day of camp.
Jeremias Heard: The All-Region big man, standing at 6'8" 240lbs, was a real beast in the paint. Leading his team in blocked shots and rebounds, Jeremias put on a show, garnering "oohs and ahs" from spectators and athletes alike with his low post play. In addition to showing off his elite paint skills, Heard knocked down multiple 3-pointers to show off his shooting range, while also displaying his guard-like court vision and passing abilities. Jeremias is by far one of the top "bigs" in the 2024 class.
Quentin "Q" Rakestraw: Noticeably one of the most skilled players on his camp team, Quentin showed off his elite abilities to defend and score at all three levels. The 6'1" wing got off to a slow start, but by the close of the camp's first day, Q began to heat up - making multiple aggressive scoring moves to the basket out of the triple-threat position. Rakestraw continued his aggressive play into the final day of camp helping his team to an overtime victory, finishing as one of his team's leading scorers.
Charles Kimani: The athletic 6'-1" lefty guard kicked off his recruitment journey showcasing his knack for rebounding and finish strong at the basket over bigger defenders. Throughout the camp, Charles displayed his developing deep shooting range, as well as his ability to run the point and set teammates up for easy buckets. A rising star in Georgia's 2024 class, Kimani was undeterred by taller defenders who would attempt to challenge him on his way to the basket, breaking out his signature spin-and-reverse move several times for easy lay-ins. When it was all said and done, Charles Kimani made a very strong national camp debut; one that he will undoubtedly build upon moving forward.