Posted On: 05/1/18 11:53 AM
After winning back-to-back state titles with Grand View Christian, 6-foot-2 guard Sam Glenn is making the switch from Class 1A to 4A.
He told PHIA last week that he’s officially been cleared to play with Southeast Polk next season, and new head coach Alan Jenkins. Glenn says he’ll continue to be home-schooled.
“I’m looking forward to being a main scorer next season and with the new coach. And it’ll be a good season for me, and hopefully I can get some college interest from that,” said Glenn.
“The CIML is such a great conference, and there’s such great competition. And I can’t wait to play against them and compete.”
Glenn averaged 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Thunder as a junior. He’ll join a Rams squad whose top two scorers from a season ago have graduated.
Glenn will come in and instantly have a big role with Southeast Polk.
“I would say, I’ve just been working on my leadership, and trying to turn myself into a leader. And also trying to be more of a scorer off the dribble,” said Glenn.
But before he starts his one-year stint with Southeast Polk, Glenn will play out the rest of his spring and summer with Beyond Ball 17U.
“It’s been alright, practicing with them and playing with them has gotten me a lot better. It’s been a good experience,” he said.
As for his recruitment, it’s a work in progress. Glenn’s hoping that Beyond Ball’s success this summer can help generate some interest, for him and his teammates.
“It’s pretty slow right now, I haven’t had any colleges talking to me just yet,” said Glenn.
“It’s going to be a great summer, it’ll be full of activities and we’re traveling a lot, so we’ll get a lot of exposure. We’re getting better day by day, and we’ll pick up interest along the way.”
Sam Glenn is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 120 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.