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Wolfpack adds two more top basketball recruits

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N.C. State keeps landing basketball recruits and the Wolfpack is not done yet.

Caleb and Cody Martin, twins from Mocksville, committed to N.C. State on Wednesday night. The Martins are ranked in the top 40 in the class of 2014 by ESPN's Dave Telep.

N.C. State previously added guard Anthony Barber and forward Kyle Washington, a pair of top 75 recruits in the class of 2013.

Second-year coach Mark Gottfried has been hot on the recruiting trail. His first three classes, including this year's freshmen, have had seven top 100 prospects.

"When you've added seven top 100 players over three classes, you've done your job," Telep said. "That's an A-plus."

Another pair of high-profile recruits, guard Theo Pinson and forward Harry Giles, will be at N.C. State's "Primetime with the Pack" on Friday night at the PNC Arena.

Pinson and Giles will be teammates at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point this season. Pinson, a 6-6 wing, is the eighth-rated prospect in the class of 2014 and Giles, a 6-8 power forward, is going into his freshman season.

Even before his first high school game, Giles has generated buzz on the recruiting trail.

"He has a chance to be the best player to come out of the state of North Carolina in a long, long time," Telep said. "He has a chance to be that good."

The Martin twins, both wings, are the first two recruits in the class of 2014. Telep ranks Caleb (6-7 and 190 pounds) at No. 34 in the class and Cody (6-7 and 205 pounds) at No. 35.

"They both defend and run the floor well," Telep said. "They're also both smart players and super kids."

Gottfried still has at least three, and maybe five, more scholarships for the class of '13 to add to Barber and Washington. Forward Julius Randle, the third-rated prospect in the class, has the Wolfpack as one of his finalists.

Randle, a versatile 6-9 forward from Dallas, cut Duke and UNC from his list, which includes Kentucky, Kansas and Florida.

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Joe Giglio covers the ACC for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1997.
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