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November 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021 THE WOLVERINE 65   COMMITMENT PROFILE J uwan Howard has added yet another top-100 piece to his championship program, and there wasn't much doubt about this one. Four-star power forward Gregg Glenn of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Calvary Christian,'s No. 77 prep senior nationally, pledged to the Wolverines over Georgia, Virginia Tech, South Florida and others Oct. 5, follow- ing an outstanding Sept. 18 official visit that blew him away. Glenn made his trip with U-M four- star point guard pledge Dug McDaniel,'s No. 71 senior nationally from Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI, and future pledge Jett Howard, a four-star listed as the No. 35 overall prospect out of Bra- denton (Fla.) IMG Academy. "It was a great weekend," Glenn said. "All the fans were awesome. The campus was great, it was amazing. People there were welcoming me and telling me to come there, the coaching staff was really great … everything wowed me." He wouldn't comment at the time when asked if he talked about a com- mitment, but he made it clear he had no other visits set. That alone was a pretty big indicator of where his recruitment was headed. A few weeks later, he set his commitment date, pledging the follow- ing week. analyst Andrew Slater was at Team USA tryouts a few years ago when he first saw Glenn play, and he's followed his career closely. Slater called him a "jack-of-all-trades, hybrid for- ward" who is very competitive yet still needs work on his shot and his skills. Glenn insisted this summer he was improving in those and all other facets of his game. "I would describe my game as a hard- nosed. I am versatile," he said. "I can get to the basket when I want. In the paint, I can score multiple ways. My shot is getting better, and I am one of the best passers in the country. "I play defense well; I bring energy and excitement to the floor. People say I play like [NBA players] Draymond Green, PJ Washington and others." Glenn averaged 13.8 points, 6.6 re- bounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game last season at Calvary Christian but was sidelined much of the summer due to injuries. That's one of the reasons many are still in 'wait and see' mode about his next-level potential. Slater was among those who felt Glenn stagnated a bit in his develop- ment last year, though he admitted in- juries could have had something to do with that. "He offers versatility defensively and depth to an increasingly more loaded roster," he said. "He's an athletic, slash- ing hybrid forward with good positional size. Glenn attacks the rim consistently. He's got an adequate handle but needs tightening and plays too upright. He's a below-average three-point shooter with decent court vision. "He had been more of an effective rebounder, particularly on the offen- sive glass, when he was younger. He had some toughness. He needs to cut down on turnovers and focus more on devel- oping his perimeter skill set this year."'s Jamie Shaw, meanwhile, insisted the injuries had to be the rea- son Glenn didn't get more serious looks. Shaw likes his game and believes he can excel under Howard and Co.'s tutelage. "I saw him probably four times in the regular season and maybe three or four times in AAU. … He's got a very unique skill set," Shaw said. "He can really, re- ally pass the ball. "You can do some interesting things with him from the four spot with some initiation, some grab [off the defensive glass]-and-go, maybe resetting an of- fense as a trail big possibly or even from the high-post, low-post." The knock on him is that he isn't a great shooter, and that's something Glenn has been spending plenty of time on during the offseason. Shaw believes he has it in him to improve in that area. "The shot is coming along. If he gets it, he's even more of a threat," he said. "He's not the most athletic guy out there, but he can play some bump de- fense and do all that. He's a solid re- bounder. "He can score a little bit off the drib- ble, but most of the stuff I have seen from him is facing the basket … but he can put it on the floor and get to the rim some, though he's usually thinking pass first." He's also developed a bit of a midrange game, Shaw added. "I don't think he's a non-shooter, per se. I think he's just not going to be a 42 percent guy," he continued. "But if he can come in and knock them down [from three] at a 35 percent clip, which isn't out of the question, obviously that makes him more dangerous. And the stroke looks good." So does the future in Ann Arbor thanks to pledges like Glenn's. He's an- other piece to what Howard hopes will be a championship puzzle for years to come in Ann Arbor. — Chris Balas 'Jack-Of-All-Trades' Forward Gregg Glenn Goes Blue Glenn averaged 13.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game last season at Pompano Beach (Fla.) Calvary Christian. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM Glenn "I am versatile. I can get to the basket when I want. In the paint, I can score multiple ways. My shot is getting better, and I am one of the best passers in the country. I play defense well; I bring energy and excitement to the floor."

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