Following a strong grassroots season last spring and summer with The Academy, Charles Kage has continued that level of play into his sophomore season. Right now, the 6’8” post is averaging 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks per game for Gabriel Richard Catholic High School (MI) to have them out to a 9-2 record. 

Even while playing on a guard dominated grassroots team with The Academy that includes Luke Westerdale, Stevie Elam, and Amir Perryman, Kage still always made his impact felt. He played a large role in all their success that included winning several tournaments last season. 

He is a strong and aggressive big man that can make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he is very active defending the paint blocking and altering any shots around him. Offensively, Kage is an efficient scorer inside finishing strong the basket. As well, Kage is a real force on the glass going hard for every rebound. A couple things the sophomore wants to improve upon include his jump shot and his ball handling. 

To finish off his sophomore season, Kage is looking for his team to win regionals, districts, and make the state final four. With his physical tools and aggressive play, Kage will be a 2025 big man for college coaches to see if he continues to progress his game.