Another talented recruit visited Michigan this weekend, as the Howard brothers paired up to show 2022 four-star power forward Gregg Glenn a good time around Ann Arbor.
Had a great time showing the guys around campus! https://t.co/0bHTAR7uXz— Jace Howard (@JaceHoward_) September 19, 2021
Glenn, playing most recently for Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the 20th ranked power forward in the 2022 class and has already received offers from Michigan, Alabama, Florida State and Arkansas, along with nearly a dozen other schools.
Glenn fits the archetype for a modern basketball forward, as he has the size to hold is own in the paint while also possessing decent handles and good court vision in the open floor.
He reminds me of a young Julius Randle. He has the handles and speed of a guard while being able to fight through contact and use a crafty spin move to get to the basket.
As you can see in the clip above, he’s not always the one creating the turnover on defense, but he is always in the right place and always near the point of attack as a willing help side defender. He also keeps himself in good position for rebounds and gobbles them up with ease at the high school level.
Glenn can legitimately run the break and is a willing passer. He can make the flashy behind-the-back no-look pass when necessary, but can stick to the good old-fashioned jump stop in the lane when it permits.
He’s a decent cutter and can finish through traffic at the rim. He’s also a very good athlete who will likely be on the receiving end of a lot of lobs if he comes to Ann Arbor.
However, there is room for improvement in Glenn’s game. While his jumper often does go in, his release is painfully slow and he releases the ball from his chin, which is hopefully something Michigan’s coaching staff can phase out of his game.
I would also love to see him develop some sort of mid-range move, like a post-fadeaway, for when he is unable to get to the rim against stout Big Ten defenses.
As Ant Wright pointed out in a video from earlier this year, while he is a good cutter when he wants to be, he tends to check out of plays where he doesn’t touch the ball the lot.
Those plays could come a lot at Michigan, so if Glenn chooses to commit to the Wolverines and being a part of a talented group of offensive players, he’ll need to get more used to being an active cutter, a willing screener and staying ready for catch-and-shoot threes.
Every young player has flaws in their game, and there’s no need to harp on them for Glenn, who possesses both the athleticism and basketball I.Q. to make up for the lapses currently in his game.
In Ann Arbor, I could see him taking a little bit of time to get his footing, but he could be a great fit alongside 2022 commit Tarris Reed Jr. The duo could definitely excel in interchangeable high-post and low-post roles, and when Reed Jr. needs space in the post, Glenn can give him that space thanks to his ability to knock down the three ball.
Glenn is a talented player and could have an NBA future after getting a few years under his belt at the collegiate level. Michigan fans should be intrigued by his offensive potential and hope he chooses to don the Maize and Blue come next winter.