April 15, 2013 at 12:54 am #10112
“Mr. Basketball,” the one-time Lehigh recruit, will be pulling up stakes at Atlantic Sun conference Lipscomb University (see below). I think there’s a good chance his new home will be on South Mountain this Fall. One year later… Stabler Arena. In a related story, Lipscomb Head Coach, Scott Sanderson, is leaving after 14 years on the sidelines.
Glover’s first year stats:
RPG: 1.6April 15, 2013 at 1:46 am #10114
I guess there are 3 questions.
Is there a scholarship available?
Does he need to sit a year if he transfers to another Division 1 school. I believe that may be waived if there is a coaching change.
Do we need another guard with MM, CS, SC, AD and DC returning next year and AP, MS and CR coming in this year?April 15, 2013 at 1:49 am #10115
BTW, since he lists himself as a Lehigh Basketball player on his Twitter account, I guess it’s a done deal.April 15, 2013 at 1:55 am #10117
Have we ever has a Parade All-American before?April 15, 2013 at 3:13 am #10118
I guess there are 3 questions.Is there a scholarship available?Does he need to sit a year if he transfers to another Division 1 school. I believe that may be waived if there is a coaching change.Do we need another guard with MM, CS, SC, AD and DC returning next year and AP, MS and CR coming in this year?
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It is very rare for a player to not have to sit out a year merely because there was a coaching change. Normally there has to be something more than that, such as the coach being fired for misconduct (e.g. Mike Rice) or some reason it would be awkward for the player to stay (e.g. son of the fired coach, such as Baron or Zeigler).April 15, 2013 at 3:57 am #10119
Just a little more information:
John Ross Glover-(2012- University School of Jackson, TN) the 6-foot-4 inch SF has a ton of bounce when attacking the basket and rebounding the ball. He plays above the rim and had some of the more impressive dunks in the camp. He has improved his ball handling skills to go along with a nice mid range game. Glover rebounds really well on the offensive glass from the wing position.
Video: Dunking machine
Senior season stats
More stats than you ever thought possible
Yet another unknown with a lot of promise. Time will tell.April 15, 2013 at 10:33 am #10120
How about the biggest question, number 4, do we want him?
Lipscomb, 296th on KenPom, and he was a “All American” who didn’t beat out sophs and juniors for more minutes and success at Lipscomb last year. Perhaps he is leaving because he isn’t good enough to beat out kids one year his elder. Now I know nothing about this kid and I just spent 5 quick minutes to realize his team stunk, his stats weren’t good, and he wasn’t stuck behind a senior laden successful team…so I think this is a fair question. Not like he is leaving big east shcool with those stats and coming down a level, atlantic sun was ranked worse then PL last year. It will require more research for me to be able to weigh in on that, but I think it is a legit question. More tonight on this, got to run.April 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm #10121
If, in fact, he was recuited by the likes of Ol’Miss, Missouri, Alabama and USC, just maybe there’s something to this kid. Got to assume coaching played into his decision – both at Lipscomb and here at Lehigh. Maybe, just maybe, we stumbled into some good fortune. As to whether or not we “need” another guard, the only guys that know for sure are those wearing whistles around their necks at Stabler. I trust they know what they’re doing.April 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm #10123
He may have had some initial interest from those schools, but the only scholarship offers listed on any recruiting sites are Lipscomb, Lehigh, Jacksonville, and Murray State.April 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm #10124
I am almost positive that he will have to sit a year unless he gets a waiver from the NCAA. He must show some sort of hardship or significant academic reason to receive the waiver. Sitting a year may not be a bad thing, chance to get stronger and develop without losing a year of eligibility. He will be needed much more in 2014/2015 season in my opinion.April 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm #10126
Usually the only hardship reason for a waiver is because the athlete is moving back home due to illness etc of a family member. That clearly doesn’t work here. I don’t think I’ve seen a waiver for any academic reason.April 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm #10127
Personally, I love this. I was a big fan of JRG when we were initally recruiting him, and I think it would be great to have him in Bethlehem.
First of all, the guy looks like a ton of fun to watch. He would probably be right in the mix today for a PL dunk contest, and he seems to try to dunk everything.
Beyond that, in my opinion, last year’s team proved the value of role players and energy guys. Not everyone is going to be a double digit scorer, and not everyone is going to start, but Lehigh sorely missed John Adams and Justin Maneri last year. I think the team lacked toughness, energy, and athleticism at times – three things that JRG appears to have in abundance. I think he could turn into an awesome energy, offensive rebounding, dunk machine that would be a tremendous asset. Time will tell of course.
Lastly, sitting out a year will allow him to acclimate to the program, get stronger, get better, and be ready to contribute for three years.April 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm #10128
I believe you can transfer without sitting out if you are enrolled in a specific major and the university drops the major or does not offer specific major. You must show proof the only reason for transfer is based on academics. Very hard to prove and only heard of it done once.April 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm #10130
What you’re talking about is true for a player who has graduated but still has a year of eligibility left. In that case, they can transfer without penalty to a school that offers a graduate program not available at their undergraduate school. It has happened frequently in that sort of situation, but I haven’t seen a waiver given to an undergraduate however.April 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm #10131
Thanks I am sure you are right but I am sure I heard this exact scenario with an undergraduate player at a D2 level football program. I very well might have misunderstood the situation. Only reason I remember is the player transferred from one D2 school to another without sitting out and almost won the Harlen Hill trophy.(D2 Heisman)
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