A rare junior college signee for a Penn State program that has had just five in the last decade, Glover is a big athletic guard who is expected to make an immediate contribution in the line-up and compete for a starting spot in the Lion backcourt. He demonstrated tremendous physical stamina and strength in early testing with strength coach Brad Pantall and possesses a Big Ten ready body. A point-guard in high school in California, he slid over to the two in one season at Sheridan Community College (Wy.) and shot 48 percent from the floor. He will be looked toward for scoring and a perimeter defensive presence for the Nittany Lions and brings three years of eligibility to Penn State.
"Matt Glover is a very tough kid and good shooter. He loves to play and is always working on his game. I look for him to make a significant contribution to our program."
- Patrick Chambers
2010-11 FRESHMAN SHERIDAN CC
Glover played one season of junior college basketball at Sheridan Community College (Wy.)...averaged 11.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 3.8 apg playing mostly as a two-guard in his freshman season...the Generals posted a 24-10 record in Region IX of the NJCAA...made 70 percent of his free throws and 48 percent from the floor for a Sheridan team that averaged 85 points per game.
Glover played point-guard at Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif. and averaged 18.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game as a senior...led his team to a 20-7 record in his senior season and was a first-team All-League selection as well as All-Orange County second team and All-CIF second team... scored over 20 points in 14 games in his senior high school campaign, including a triple double performance vs. University High School where Glover scored 40 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out 11 assists.
The son of Nancy Willson...born Oct. 5, 1991 in Orange, Calif...full name is Matthew James Harold Glover...was an honor roll student at Sheridan CC and at Tustin HS...plans on majoring in sports medicine at Penn State with an eye toward becoming an athletic trainer or physical therapist.