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Martin Twins Update (Capital Classic Highlights)

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Caleb and Cody Martin have been committed NC State for a while. The twins committed in late 2012 and stood firm, signing with the Pack when they were first allowed. This type of thing doesn’t usually happen with kids as talented as these two. Usually, if a kid knows where he wants to go, he’ll drag it out to keep his name in the news and his stock high. These two are different. The twins are well-spoken, humble, coachable and hard working. Right now Caleb is ranked 46 overall and Cody is unranked if you go by the Scout.com ranking. The insanity of this is that just a year ago these kids were teetering around the top 25 mark. Had they held out and created a massive buzz, listing big name schools and taking visits all over the country, they’d still be up there. That’s how these recruiting things work. We’ve seen in time in and time out. “Oh, you didn’t choose Duke, UNC, Kansas or Kentucky? You must not be a top 25 player.”

The truth of the matter is, Gottfried and his staff are identifying and locking down top tier talent before the elite schools even get involved. This is what happened with the Martin twins and what needs to keep happening going forward if the Pack wants to nudge itself into that ‘elite’ category.

Caleb and Cody (along with Malik-Abdul Abu) are a different brand of player than Pack fans are used to. These guys aren’t just athletes or high IQ guys, they are total packages. They are explosive players, students of the game and they check their ego at the door. These are the type of players championship teams are built of and now that Gottfried has built a foundation, they are the type he seems to be targeting (and somehow landing).

So while all the rankings seems to be coming out with unsigned guys creating all the buzz and jolting up in the rankings, make sure you realize how this game is played. Don’t disregard the talent that is being brought in this coming year. These guys are high impact, high character, leaders who will give NC State the boost it’s been looking for, for a long time.

MARTIN TWINS UPDATE (CAPITAL CLASSIC)
A few days ago Caleb and Cody were invited to play in the Capital Classic. A high school all-star game that takes the best players in the DC area and puts them up against some of the best players nationally. The Martin twins were on the nation team and played extremely well, even in an All-Star game atmosphere. Their team took the 139-134 win. Here are the stat breakdowns….

Caleb Martin: 6-10 shooting, 1-3 from 3pt range, 4 boards, 13 points, 3 assists, 1 TO, 1 block and 2 steals in 19 minutes.

Cody Martin: 5-11 shooting, 3-7 from 3pt range, 4 boards, 13 points, 1 assist, 1 TO, 1 block and 1 steal in 23 minutes.

Both kids played well and but up eerily similar numbers in the game. Here are the highlights from the night. Caleb is #1 and Cody is #11.

 

and in case you need a reminder….

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NC State Offers Top-10 Forward Nate Ament

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NC State was in to watch 2025 Forward Nate Ament (6’8″/170) last week with Team Loaded on the Adidas AAU circuit, and the Wolfpack extended him a scholarship offer on the 20th.

Ament is a consensus Top-40 player in the 2025 recruiting class, with ON3 ranking him 10th overall. Rivals and ON3 both rank him as a 5-star player, and he is the consensus #1 player in the state of Virginia in his class.

He plays for Highland High School in Manassas, Virginia, where he averaged 19.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.7 assists per game last season.

Ament’s offer sheet is insane, holding offers from NC State, Virginia Tech, Duke, Iowa, Wake Forest, Virginia, Pitt, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Louisville, Tennessee, Ole Miss, FSU, Alabama, Texas and others.

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NC State Offers 3-Star Small Forward Ryan Frost

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3-Star 2025 Small Forward Ryder Frost (6’6″/205) has received an offer from NC State.

247Sports ranks Frost as a 3-Star prospect, while the other databases have him as unranked (Rivals), or unlisted (ESPN & ON3). 247 ranks him as the #5 overall player in the state of Massachusetts in the 2025 recruiting class.

When it’s all said and done, I don’t expect Frost to be an unranked or unrated prospect by any database. He has been averaging 15 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Middlesex Magic in AAU ball in the Under Armour circuit this Spring, shooting 43% from three.

Sometimes everything can change in one day. Yesterday, after picking up an offer from Syracuse, Frost also picked up offers from Nebraska, Minnesota, Wake Forest, NC State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Prior to yesterday, Frost also held offers from West Virginia, Iowa, Penn State and others.

Frost looks to be one of the best three-point shooters in the nation in the 2025 recruiting class. He plays High School ball for Phillips Exeter in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Here’s a look at some highlights from his recent AAU circuit.

 

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Here’s a look at Frost’s Junior Highlights at Exeter, where he helped lead them to the state title. He was named the Player of the Year in New Hampshire, averaging 21.6 point and 7.7 rebounds per game, shooting 44 percent from three, making 201 from beyond the arc.

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4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer is Taking an Official Visit to NC State in Early June

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4-Star 2025 Shooting Guard RJ Greer (6’4″/170) confirmed with me that he will be taking an Official Visit to NC State on June 6-8.

Back on January 4th, Greer included NC State in his Top-4 along with Penn State, Cincinnati and the NBL. He also holds offers from Pitt, Xavier, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska and others.

Greer has taken an unofficial visit to NC State previously.

This past season, Greer led his Archbishop Alter (Dayton, Ohio) to the state championship, and earned 2nd Team All-State honors. Greer averaged 16 points per game as a Junior.

 

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2025 4-Star SF Jackson Keith was at the NC State vs. UNC Game

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Earlier today, I mentioned Wolfpack prospects 4-Star 2025 Power Forward Sadiq White Jr., 4-Star 2025 Point Guard Jordan Lowery, and 2026 Point Guard Kobe Edwards would be visiting for the NC State vs. UNC game.

4-Star 2025 Small Forward Jackson Keith (6’5″/175) was also in attendance.


Keith is a consensus 4-star prospect in the 2025 recruiting class, with Rivals ranking him as the #53 overall player in the class. The Southern High (Durham, NC) standout is ranked as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 class by ESPN.

Keith holds offers from NC State, Wake Forest, Mississippi St., Illinois, SMU, Virginia Tech, LSU and others.

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