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National Respect At Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp

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.  

jacefreemanJace 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.

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Gabe Mason – CP3 Rising Stars Camp

ENG United combo guard Gabe Mason continues to prove why he is one of Georgia's top high school basketball players. A legit 2024 prospect (no re-class), Mason was among a small group of 11 players from Georgia's sophomore class to be invited to the 2021 CP3 Rising Stars Camp in Greensboro, NC.

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Measuring 6'4" tall with a wingspan of 6'7", Gabe Mason represented his ENG United family well at the elite national basketball camp, which featured some of the top 2024 players from across the country. Mason showcased his high motor, elite skill and athleticism, and his ability to score on all three levels; proving why he is the cream of the crop amongst Georgia's class of 2024 prospects.

 

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Next up for Gabriel Mason is the 2021 Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp on October 2-3 in Dallas, Texas.  He will be joined by fellow ENG United 2024 teammates: Jace Freeman (PG), Jeremias Heard (C), Quentin Rakestraw (G/F), and Charles Kimani (G/F).

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ABOUT 2021 CP3 RISING STARS CAMP

Chris Paul’s CP3 Rising Stars National Camp is considered the #1-rated youth exposure camp in North America for rising high school freshmen who are serious about playing at the collegiate level and beyond. Each year, more than 10,000 active players on the youth basketball travel circuit are considered for the coveted roster spots, but only the most gifted are awarded an invitation to participate.

The 2021 CP3 Rising Stars National Camp staff will once again be comprised of qualified instructors hand-picked by 11x NBA All-Star Chris Paul and his trusted executive board members. The concept is simple: Learn from the best. Compete among the elite. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 CP3 Rising Stars event was postponed, leaving Class of 2024 players without an opportunity to showcase. For that reason, for the first time in our history, the 2021 CP3 Rising Stars National Camp will feature the top prospects from both the Class of 2024 (rising high school sophomores) and the Class of 2025 (rising high school freshmen).

For more about CP3 Rising Stars Camp, visit https://www.cp3risingstars.com/2021-camp.