PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Under the Radar: Chance Gladden

In every class, there’s a small handful of players whose level of production and projection greatly outweighs their level of recruitment and general buzz. In North Carolina’s 2025 class, few players (if any) fit that bill more than Ravenscroft’s Chance Gladden. The 6’3″ guard generated quite the buzz over the holiday break after breaking the John Wall Holiday...

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Garner MLK Showcase Standouts (Monday)

2025 Chance Gladden (Ravenscroft): Gladden has been having a tremendous season and has been putting up some impressive performances. He continued to flourish in a tough battle at the Garner MLK Showcase, Gladden continues to flourish and be the go-to leader as a scoring option. Gladden was able to make plays and penetrate the defense, score well around defenders, get inside the basket, put...

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Cooper's Notes: HoopState League East Week 1

By: Cooper Hart 6'5' '24 D'Marquez Rochelle (BSM Waka Flocka) Rochelle was impressive all Sunday, controlling the game with his defensive versatility, rebounding ability, and shot-making prowess. He has a long frame with good strength that he used to get to his spots at will. He scored the ball within the flow of offense, attacking closeouts wells, hitting catch-and-shoot jumpers, and finishing...

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2025 Rankings Explained Part 4 (11-15)

In Part 4, we look at five players who are all very close to making real noise on the statewide scene. The current rankings can be found at the links below. Tier 4 (8-13)Tier 5 (14-18)Tier 6 (19-21)Tier 7 (22-25)Tier 8 (26-31)Tier 9 (32-36)Tier 10 (37-40)HM (part 1)HM (part 2) (11) 6'7' Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Cackovic is a big, strong, and mobile forward that shoots it as well as most...

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HoopState League Stock Risers

Trevor Best By; Cooper Hart After 3 weekends of HoopState League basketball in Raleigh, these are the names that I think benefited the most from their performances. Trevor Best (Holy Rams Gold) ' 6'2' Guard ' Word of God '25 Trevor has been one of the top sophomores through six games in the east. What stood out to me were his shooting ability and his perimeter defense. He can shoot off the catch...

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Under the Radar Names from Week 2 of Hoop State League East

6’1 2023 Jake Hart (Strong Center)Jake Hart finished the day with, what was in my opinion, the performance of the day, finishing with 24 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 6 steals. Hart is known for his tough-nosed, team-first approach. Throughout the day, he filled the stat sheet up in every possible way. He is a high IQ guard who sets the tone on both ends of the floor and really looks...

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Queen City Showcase Standouts: Day 2

By: Noah McKenzie 5'10 2026 Zamarius Gladden (Team Loaded NC 13u) is talented way beyond his years. He led the way today for a talented Team Loaded squad doing everything on offense and defense. On both ends, he relentlessly pursued rebounds, and goes to the floor often. On offense, he's primarily a slasher and rim attacker utilizing his athleticism, but he can knock down the 3 as well. What...

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