Ed DeChellis wasted no time in replacing the departed Taran Buie last month when he added Dayton transfer Juwan Staten to the Nittany Lion roster for 2011-2012. With one scholarship left, however, Penn State still had a hole to fill and BWI's Nate Bauer reports today the staff did so with JUCO guard Matt Glover out of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Glover reportedly visited campus over the weekend and gave his commitment to the program at the conclusion. Neither Scout nor Rivals give him any stars and ESPN awarded a "Scout's Grade" of just 40 in its scouting report. Because there's not a whole lot out there on this guy, we'll let him describe his game in Bauer's piece.
"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."
Penn State certainly needs a three heading into next season when only freshman Ross Travis projects as a true small forward, so it's certainly good news for the team that it's adding a guy with experience who can handle himself in that spot. That said, given Penn State was in the thick of things for wayward Providence three-star prospect Markus Crider and Ed DeChellis said rather explicitly there was not a whole lot on the JUCO market this year at his season ending press conference, you have to believe this was a bit of a fallback prospect for the staff.
Here are some highlights from Glover's high school days.