By MARCUS HELTON
Charles Glover made a career for himself at Gonzaga as a hard-working, versatile guard who filled in wherever the Purple Eagles needed him, but still had only a few Division I suitors coming into his senior season.
A breakout senior campaign was enough to get their attention, though, and on Monday Glover verbally committed to Mount St. Mary’s.
“It feels great,” Glover said Monday evening. “It’s like a weight lifted off my shoulders.”
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Glover averaged 11.1 points as Gonzaga won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular-season championship, and he earned All-WCAC first team recognition.
Glover admitted it was nice to have his contributions recognized by the league’s coaches.
“I felt that way,” he said. “Especially with me being the second option behind Kris [Jenkins], I felt like people gave me more attention towards the end of the year. … [Coming into the year] I just knew my role was going to change with us losing Nate [Britt], so I just knew I had to step up for my team and do more things to help my team be successful.”
Gonzaga coach Steve Turner said he thinks Glover will be a good fit for MSM and coach Jamion Christian.
“I think somewhere in mid-season [Mount St. Mary’s] really started to take notice of him,” Gonzaga coach Steve Turner said. “I think they were kind of figuring out what they were going to be doing with their recruiting, and I think as Charles continued to get hot, their interest in him grew, and it just got to a point where they went all in.”
Glover said Mount St. Mary’s began showing interest in mid-January and offered a scholarship last week.
“I went up there the first time just to watch a game,” he said, “and then the second time I went up there and toured the campus and met the players and stuff and it just felt like family. I got along with the coach great and I got along with the players real well.”
Glover said he also had an offer from Howard, and interest from had offers from St. Francis, New Hampshire and Marist, among others. He split time on the AAU circuit with Threat 220 and Mid-Atlantic Select.
“I wasn’t really worried,” he said, “because Coach Turner just told me to keep playing and just not worry about it and things would naturally come and that’s what I did."
Charles Glover photo by Charles Matthews of DMV Elite/RH Media Group.