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Zips hoops: Dambrot plucks one from N.C.

By George Thomas Published: September 5, 2012

 According to reports, the Zips plucked a player out of North Carolina Tuesday.

B.J. Gladden, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Charlotte, returned from his official visit this past weekend already sold on attending UA.

It didn’t hurt that Gladden had indirect ties to the area, according to ESPN.com.  His uncle, Lebron Gladden, played for Dambrot at Ashland University.

“I love the coaches and the facilities and I am originally from Ohio. Keith Dambrot has great energy, he gets on you and puts a lot on your plate but he cares about his players. They win and go to NCAA tournament,” he said.

Walking in

Former Garfield High School standout Darius Hoisten could be seen working out with other walk-ons at James A. Rhodes Arena, Wednesday morning.   He averaged 17 points and more than 10 rebounds per game, according to MaxPreps.com.

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