December 10, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Penn State Nittany Lions guard Matt Glover (5) is fouled by Duquesne Dukes center Martins Abele (33) during the first half at the CONSOL Energy Center. Duquesne won 66-59. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Meet the Newbies: Matt Glover


In recent years, players that struggled in the major conferences have transferred to the West Coast Conference in hopes of success. Jerry Brown of Santa Clara and Garrett Jackson of Saint Mary’s are the first to come to mind in this respect. Among that group of players in Penn State transfer Matt Glover, who will play at his third college in as many seasons this year. Here is a closer look at Dons’ junior guard Matt Glover, who will make his USF debut this season.

At Tustin High School

Glover is a native of Orange County, Calif. and he attended Tustin High School in Orange, Calif. During his senior year, Glover averaged 18.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game, leading the Tillers to a 20-7 record. For his performance throughout the season, Glover was a first team all-league and an All-Orange County selection. On top of that, he earned second team All-CIF honors.

At Sheridan Community College

Glover took the community college route and ended up at Sheridan Community College in Sheridan, Wyo., after his senior year. While at Sheridan, Glover averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. He was recruited by a handful of schools, but ended up at Penn State after his one year at Sheridan.

At Penn State

Glover was a decent contributor for the Nittany Lions in the 2011-2012 season. Glover, who often started for Penn State, averaged 2.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. Glover then decided that Penn State was not for him and eventually transferred closer to home to the University of San Francisco.

Redshirt Season

Glover sat out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Impact this Season

Glover is an interesting player who excels in just about every facet of the game. He is strong enough to play out on the wing, can shoot well enough to play the shooting guard position, and skilled enough to play the point guard position. Glover is a player that could sneak into the Dons’ starting rotation this season, knocking out someone like Tim Derksen, who was named to the All-WCC freshman team.

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