May 2, 2011

Glover makes commitment to Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions will have yet another new face next season.

Penn State men's basketball head coach Ed DeChellis has landed the commitment of Sheridan (Wyo.) Sheridan C.C. guard Matt Glover following his weekend visit to Happy Valley.

After narrowing his choices to Nebraska, TCU and Penn State, Glover said his visit this weekend confirmed the direction he had already been leaning.

"I liked basically everything. I just had a really good feeling about it when I left and when I was there the whole time, there wasn't anything that really concerned me," he said. "The teammates were all great. They seemed like they really stuck together and everything. The coaching staff was always asking questions if I needed anything and stuff. It seemed like they really cared.

"The campus is great. The support academically is great too. Everything seems to be really good."

After arriving on Thursday night, Glover met with host Tim Frazier and the Penn State coaching staff before taking a tour of the facilities, academic support and campus.

Having already done his research on the Nittany Lions' program, Glover recounted the reasons he settled on playing at Penn State.

"I know the football team was always great but I knew the basketball team was really good too," he said. "There's always been stuff about them that I had heard from friends that was good."

At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Glover brings some size to the Lions on the perimeter. Although he played the point through high school, this past season he spent most of his action at the two-guard spot.

Not a pure shooter, Glover brings athleticism to the floor and lists his distribution as one of his best attributes.

"I think I can create for other guys, get them open shots," he said. "I feel like I can get them the ball in a position where they can score.

"I'm kind of like a combo because I can rebound and bring it up. With my size and stuff, I can rebound it, get out on the break. At the junior college, I played one through three. I can adjust and play different positions, so I feel like it's not that big of a deal to just play different positions like that."

Glover said he wants to work on his shooting, specifically his midrange jumper while shooting it more consistently as a whole.

With his college decision behind him and set to make it official on Monday in a signing ceremony with his teammates, Glover said he is excited to start his new career as a Nittany Lion.

"I'm pumped up and everything about it," he said. "It seems like a good situation."






 

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