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2022 PrepHoops Live Kansas City

On April 22-24 ENG United Raptors 16U & 17U teams traveled to Kansas City, MO for the 2022 PrepHoops Live showcase. Thanks to high level performances from both teams, ENG captured the attention of national sports media and college coaches.

The KCMO event featured over 320 teams from 13 states, with our teams facing competition from Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Illinois, and Arkansas. Both ENG United Raptors squads began the tournament with 2-0 records, but as travel fatigue and unexpected injuries became a factor, the 17U boys finished 3-1, while the 16U group ended the weekend 2-2.

While all of our players had stellar moments throughout the weekend, five (5) ENG United players were named "Top Performers" for the weekend showcase.  Those players who earned this designation include:

  • Jakenes Heard - 17U/2023
  • Austin Wilkerson - 17U/2023
  • Quentin Rakestraw - 16U/2024
  • Jeremias Heard - 16U/2024
  • Jayden Hames - 16U/2024

But, these five players could not have gained media attention without their teammates, whose high level contributions all weekend helped the ENG United Raptors program leave its mark on Kansas City.

  • 17U/2023:  Nick Majors, Ethan Sams, Kyan Bullock, JayQuan Nelson, and Ahmed Hussein (of Minnesota)
  • 16U/2024:  Jace Freeman, Gabe Mason, Charles Kimani, and Christian McAboy

We'd also like to thank all of the ENG United parents and extended families whose support for our players and coaches throughout the long distance trip was tantamount to the success we experienced in KC.

The next tournament for our 16U and 17U teams will be the RYZE Showcase II, May 7-8, 2022 in Emerson, Georgia at Lakepoint Champions Center.

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Congrats To Our All-Region Honorees

ENG United Raptors would like to acknowledge those players who earned Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All-Region honors with their respective boys varsity basketball teams this 2021-22 winter season.

These five (5) ENG United Raptors worked extremely hard to earn their All-Region recognition:

  • Jeremias Heard (2024): 1st Team All-Region (Model High, Rome, GA)
  • Jakenes Heard (2023): 1st Team All-Region (Model High, Rome, GA)
  • Nicholas Majors (2023): 2nd Team All-Region (Druid Hills High, Atlanta, GA)
  • Cameron Keith (2023): All-Region Honorable Mention (Rome High, Rome, GA)
  • KeShaun Pace (2023): All-Region Honorable Mention (Carrollton High, Carrollton, GA)
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Nick Majors Receives All-Region Honors

ENG United Raptors would like to congratulate 2023 point guard Nick Majors on achieving 2nd Team All-Region honors in Georgia High School Association Class 6A, Region 4 for the 2021-22 season.

As the starting varsity point guard at Druid Hills High School in Atlanta, Nick spent his junior season as one of the school's leaders in points, assists, and steals. He is well known for his tenacity on the defensive end, and his ability to get downhill and score over much taller defenders; which all led to his All-Region honors.

This 2022 travel basketball season, Nick will bring his conference-leading point guard skills to the ENG United Raptors 17U (2023) team, under the direction of head coach Burbee Heard and program director Shaine Freeman. 

According to Coach Shaine, "Nick Majors is a great kid and high-academic student athlete. I've known and spent time training Nick between his 6th - 10th grade years, and I'm super happy him and his parents have chosen to spend his final grassroots season here at ENG United Raptors. We look forward to helping Nick and his family navigate this crazy college basketball recruitment landscape."