One prospect Louisville basketball has to land.
Every handful of years, the city of Louisville produces a high-caliber basketball recruit with a high division one ceiling; the previous standout (outside of D’Angelo Russell) was Ballard High School alumni Quentin Snider, who went on to play a significant role over his four-year career for the Louisville basketball program. In today’s setting, there are a couple of prospects throughout Jefferson County that show a lot of promise, but one in particular is starting to see his stock soar.
Last season, Kaleb Glenn appeared in 35 games as a freshman, averaging 13.5 PPG (state-leading 74 percent from the field) and 10.1 RPG; the freshman played a pivotal role in Louisville Male High School’s seventh-region tournament championship, and was named to the all-region first-team.
Glenn was a double-double machine last year for Male. He was extremely efficient around the rim and very active on the glass.
“Last year Kaleb was primarily an inside player that could take big guys off the dribble”, Male head coach Tim Haworth added.
As good as Glenn was as a freshman, he is just scratching the ceiling in terms of his potential.
“This year we will be playing him on the perimeter as he has worked tremendously hard on his ball handling and shooting”, Haworth explained. “He has evolved into a shooting guard/small forward. We will look to Kaleb to play an even bigger role with our team both offensively and defensively. His versatility to go inside-and-out makes our offense more diverse in regards to what we can run.”
The 6-foot-6 Glenn is ranked as the 43rd-best prospect in the 2023 class, and the top overall in Kentucky according to 247Sports. He has recently reported offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Western Kentucky, and West Virginia.
To unlock a new ceiling, he must improve his ball-handling and perimeter game. His ceiling projects as a high-D1 starter, assuming that he’s able to develop an offensive identity as a wing. His growth over the summer bodes well for his overall development.
Glenn will likely become a target for the Chris Mack and staff at Louisville, and by 2023 could be the number one priority on the board. Getting top talent from within the city has been a staple of the program for decades, and that’s something Mack will look to do moving into the future.
For Louisville to land Glenn, it would be huge not only in terms of on the court, but off of it as well. He is a true student-athlete with just as much emphasis on his studies as there is on basketball.