Glezen Commits to Monmouth
Loomis Chaffee unsigned big man Jake Glezen made a verbal commitment to Monmouth University on Monday.
Glezen had spent the past two years playing with Team Rio in the UAA and HGSL but joined WrightWay Skills this spring as an unsigned senior where he found immediate success, helping them to a championship at the Northeast Hoops Festival and then a run to the semi-finals of last weekend's Pittsburgh Jam Fest.
“First and foremost, Jake is a great kid,” WrightWay Skills head coach George Wright-Easy said. “He's one of those kids that realy gets after it and puts his teammates first. He's an old-school big and junkyard dog. He makes winning plays, gives you second chance opportunities, and rebounds the ball at a very high rate. Guys like that don't come around often this day and age.”
Glezen visited Monmouth's campus the week prior to the live period and was followed by Hawks' head coach King Rice this weekend in Pittsburgh.
In addition to being a rugged and physical interior presence who is willing to rebound and do the dirty work, Glezen has also worked to expand his offensive game in recent months. He has a jump hook with his back to the basket and is gradually becoming more of a floor-spacing threat as well.
He's spent the last three years at Loomis Chaffee and was named All-NEPSAC Class A following this past season. He also joins Qwanzi Samuels (Florida Gulf Coast) to become the second member of Loomis' 2019 class to earn a division I scholarship.
Belong are some of his highlights from this spring.