“He’s the main one.” | Louisville signee Kaleb Glenn wants Trentyn Flowers

Male’s Kaleb Glenn celebrates making a bucket against Ballard.Jan. 29, 2022Male Ballard 10
Male’s Kaleb Glenn celebrates making a bucket against Ballard.Jan. 29, 2022Male Ballard 10 /

Louisville native Kaleb Glenn played his first three seasons at Louisville Male High School, but decided to transfer to La Lumiere School, which is a collegiate prepatory school in La Porte, Indiana, for his senior season. The reason for the transfer, according to Glenn, was to develop his game at a higher level and prepare his body for a collegiate schedule. He told Louisville Report:

"“For the most part, I’m just trying to get ready for college and a college schedule,” he said. “Waking up at 6am, weights, practice, going to school, and then playing a national schedule. We’re playing against top team like these out here. … Also, I wanted to prove myself on a national stage, and show that I belong out here too.”"

A player with this kind of drive and dedication is exactly what this Louisville roster needs at the moment. He will pair nicely with the energy that Emmanuel Okorafor brings to the team and, according to him, will be able to bring something different than Curtis Williams Jr. brings to the table. He told Dushawn London, of 247 Sports:

"“I think we’re going to make the team better because we both bring different things to the table. He’s [Curtis] more of a guard/forward who can handle the ball, shoot, and be a shot maker. I’m more like a do it all forward who rebounds, plays defense, passes, scores and brings the toughness aspect.”"

The fresh injections of Williams and Glenn adding to Okorafor who is already there appears to paint the future picture of Louisville basketball as a bright one. Especially if Kenny Payne can retain Mike James, Kamari Lands, Hercy Miller, and Devin Ree.

These guys would create a nucleus of talent that could really change the culture of Louisville basketball and attempt to blot out the season that was in 2022-2023. Later in the interview with Dushawn London, Kaleb Glenn added one more guy that he would like to see in a Cardinal uniform:

"“In 2024 I would like to see Trentyn Flowers commit to us. He’s the main one.”"

Five-star Trentyn Flowers recently included Louisville in his top five schools, alongside Creighton, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Alabama. Flowers is the type of talent that could change the course of a program and the type of guy that Kenny Payne could build an elite roster around. If Louisville signee Kaleb Glenn is mentioning him, then it is possible that they have been in communication with one another, and building that relationship is incredibly important.

Developing a friendship is something Curtis Williams and Kaleb Glenn have been doing very early on. Their paths crossed all the way back in middle school playing AAU basketball, so having that kind of familiarity with one another will translate to an immediate trust on the basketball court.

Entrusting the future of Louisville basketball into the hands of these two recruits, so far, in the Class of 2023 is exciting because these two seem like genuine guys who love Louisville basketball and want to be here. A huge first step in any rebuild is having players who want to be here. So, I echo the sentiment that was recently published by Big Red Louie, Louisville basketball is on the rise.