March 24, 2012

Carolina Challenge: Wake targets report

Raleigh, NC - ESPN's senior basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep hosted 80 of North Carolina's top players at Ravenscroft School for his sixth annual Carolina Challenge.

The event featured some of the nation's elite 2013-2015 prospects, including Wake Forest targets B.J. Gladden, Christian Hairston, Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, Greg McClinton, Shelton Mitchell and Tyrone Outlaw.

Gladden, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound small forward at Charlotte (NC) Olympic finished the event tied for second in scoring with 15.7 points per game.

Hairston, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward at Greensboro Day ran the floor well, and was active on both ends. He scored 10 points in his second game.

The 6-foot-7 Martin twins crashed the boards hard from the perimeter. Their length bothers smaller wing players.

McClinton, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward at Winston-Salem Prep did not only provide highlight-reel dunks, but showcased his ability as a scorer and defender. In three games he averaged 11.3 points.

Mitchell, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard at Waxhaw (NC) Cuthbertson had an obvious edge when he matched up with High Point (NC) Wesleyan's JaQuel Richmond. He often finished coast-to-coast drives with layups, and got into the lane at will.

Outlaw, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward at Roxboro (NC) Person was one of the most aggressive defenders and a strong rebounder. He scored 14 points in his first game.

Stay tuned to Deacons Illustrated for more analysis on Wake Forest targets at the Carolina Challenge.

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