B.J. Gladden - 2014 SF - Akron transfer

6’5 200lbs SF/PF from Queens Grant in Charlotte. - Reclassed from 2013 to 2014.

Rivals - no stars

Scout - no profile

ESPN - 80 rating, 2 star

ESPN evaluation

He’s a strong kid who doesn’t mind contact in the lane. He’ll make the occasional 3-pointer and hails from an athletic Ohio-based based family. He’ll stick on the glass.
He’s caught in position limbo as a combo forward. Until his skills round out, he’ll be trapped in between positions. If he’s to go the small forward route, he’ll need to become a handler and get more arc on his jump shot.
Bottom Line:
His strength and body will aide him in his development. He’ll be a Division I player but which level is to be determined and most of that has to do with his overall skill set.

Scored 18 in the Prep All Stars tournament yesterday at Queens vs Flora McDonald

per the Observer

Prep basketball players of the week Boys’ Players of the Week
Overall, B.J. Gladden, Queens Grant: 17 points, 20 rebounds in win over Lake Norman Charter. He’s getting recruiting interest from Charlotte, Akron and Xavier
Read more: http://prepinsiders.blogspot.com/2011/01/prep-basketball-players-of-week.html#ixzz1BJH1YmAM

per the Charlotte Observer

[font=Arial]B.J. Gladden, Queens Grant: 30 points, 15 rebounds in 77-71 loss to Grace Academy in overtime.Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/26/2010097/high-school-basketball-roundup.html#ixzz1C9yy6tYG[/font]

2013 wing B.J. Gladden of Queens Grant of NC had Xavier, Charlotte, ECU and Winthrop all stopped by to check out an open gym session today.

2k can you please bold ECU in your posts for StillJonesing?

said in a recent interview he’d like offers from OSU, Louisville and Baylor. We’re still recruiting him, as is Xavier & ECU.

RT @TheCapersEffect: BJ Gladden told me Wyoming, Gardner Webb and Winthrop called and offered today, and he has some more calls lined up.

RT @WillGunter247: VCU, Tennessee and Charlotte are among the schools to contact 2013 wing BJ Gladden of Queens Grant (NC) so far today.

RT @WillGunter247: 2013 wing BJ Gladden of Queens Grant (NC) picked up offers today from Wyoming, Tennessee, UNCW and VCU according to him.

RT @MichaelDuncan12: My cousin Byron “BJ” Gladden. 6’5 200 pds. Gonna re-class to 2014. He’s 15 yrs old now. He capable of playing 4 positions.”

[quote=“2k, post:11, topic:24519”]RT @MichaelDuncan12: My cousin Byron “BJ” Gladden. 6’5 200 pds. Gonna re-class to 2014. He’s 15 yrs old now. He capable of playing 4 positions.”[/quote]6’5" and 200 lbs at 15! That’s damn big.

transferring to Olympic HS.

RT @GCRivalsGlenn: BJ Gladden (2013 Olympic HS wing) currently has a top 6 of Wake, Xavier, Tennessee, UNCC, VCU, and ECU.

Some still calling him a 2013, uncle told me he’s 2014 now…

wow, Olympic is loaded…Gladden, Josh Smith, Freeman, and Jarvis Haywood (if he is going to Olympic. Send Harding listed with him). Favor to win state?

O Dawgs in the house!

Not that I will probably ever go back for any sort of game…


We are in BJ’s top 4, along with Wake, Tenn and Xavier.

I’m happy to see us in his top four.

Also, we are not the “and team.”

RT @HeardThisBlog: 2013 BJ Gladden talks recruiting. Spoiler alert: he’s very high on #Charlottehttp://bit.ly/pqVCeI

“Charlotte would be the perfect place for me,” Gladden said. ”They haven’t been coming that hard lately, though. I know they’re big on me. I’ve heard they don’t think they can get me, but I love Charlotte.”

I hope Major and company are taking notes. I really think we have a bright future, at least on the basketball side of things.