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Jeremias Heard Earns 1st Team All Region Honors

The ENG United Raptors family would like to congratulate 2024 center Jeremias Heard on earning 1st Team All-Region honors in Georgia High School Association Region 7AA for the 2021-22 winter season.

Only in his sophomore year at Model High School in Rome, GA, Jeremias is a formidable presence in the paint, leading the Blue Devils in both blocks and rebounds per game this season. Heard also placed himself among the Top 3 in scoring for the varsity squad.

At 6'8" 250lbs, Jeremias Heard has established himself as one of Georgia's top 2024 prospects.  His stock is guaranteed to rise during the upcoming 2022 travel basketball season with the ENG United Raptors 16U (2024) team, under the direction of head coach Shaine Freeman and assistant coaches Chris Rakestraw and Burbee Heard.

"Jeremias is, in my opinion, the best true big man in Georgia's 2024 graduating class. Ignoring his obvious size, his nose for the ball and shot blocking talent, coupled with his court vision, are what makes this kid special. I don't know very many bigs his age and size who can run the floor, block shots, rebound, and pass like a point guard the way this kid does. There are no other 16-year-olds in Georgia like him! To cap it off, he's a high academic student-athlete. This kid's stock will skyrocket this travel season," says Coach Shaine Freeman.

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Austin Wilkerson Joins The 1000 Points Club

ENG United Raptors family would like to congratulate 2023 sharpshooter AUSTIN WILKERSON of Unity Christian School (Rome, GA) on joining the 1000 Points Club over the winter 2021-22 season.

The big moment came on January 28th versus region opponent Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, GA, where Austin can be seen (video below) dribbling through multiple defenders on a fast break for a quick pull up three pointer.

Wilkerson, who compiled a team-leading 586 points over the course of his junior season at UCS, had 16 games where he scored 20+ points, which included 7 games of 25 or more. Austin also set a season and career scoring record of 43 points in a game versus Pepperrell High School (Lindale, GA).

This 2022 travel basketball season, Austin Wilkerson will showcase his high level scoring talents to college coaches as a member of the ENG United Raptors 17U (2023) team, under the direction of head coach Burbee Heard and program director Shaine Freeman.

As Coach Shaine puts it, "Austin is a high academic student-athlete who has placed himself in a position to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level after high school. We are very excited to have such an exemplary young man joining us this 2022 grassroots season."