May 2, 2011

Report: Matt Glover to Penn State

According to Robin Washut of Huskersonline, Nebraska's Rivals affiliate, Junior College player Matt Glover will sign with Penn State today. Washut broke the news on twitter. The 6'4" combo guard will have picked Penn State over Nebraska, Iowa, Utah State, and Iona. The California native will come to PSU from Sheridan CC in Sheridan, Wyoming where he averaged 11.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 3.8 APG in his freshman season.

Glover attended Tustin High School in Orange, CA prior to Sheridan and averaged 18.6 PPG, along with 6.1 APG and 7.5 RPG while leading his team to a 20-7 record. He was a non-qualifier coming out of HS, hence the path to Sheridan. He has been cleared by the NCAA and has 3 years of eligibility remaining.

Penn State got involved late with Glover's recruitment, but closed on the sophomore after an official visit this weekend. Matt presumably must've given the staff a verbal before left or made his decision on his plane ride back home. Glover's commitment grows PSU's 2011 class to 5, along with Trey Lewis, Ross Travis, Peter Alexis, and Pat Ackerman.

There's a lot of unknowns with Glover that will hopefully be discovered in the coming interviews after his signing. Many publications have listed Glover's game as a point guard capable of playing on the wing. This would seem to contradict the staff's current intentions of a coveted wing scorer. Is Glover primarily coming in as a PG (which would leave the Lions with 4 PGs)? Will Penn State continue to pursue Markus Crider and LaDontae Henton, despite theoretically having no scholarships to give?

It is unlikely we will find out any answers until an official release from the university. And that could come whenever. So for now: Welcome, Matt, to Penn State!

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