Chris Mack and the Louisville Cardinals basketball program got some good news early this Friday afternoon, as they scored a commitment from 4-star forward Kaleb Glenn. Joe Tipton of On3 broke the news first.
Glenn, a Louisville native who plays for Male High School, picked the hometown team over other finalists of Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Indiana. He also held offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati, Iowa State, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest, and Western Kentucky.
At 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, Glenn is a great athlete that plays with a high motor on both ends of the floor. With good length and speed at the forward spot, he should make for a solid defender for all positions at the collegiate level.
Offensively, he is at his best in transition or blowing by his defender to finish at the rim. Over the last several months, he’s also developed a solid jump-shot from three.
As an in-state recruit, Glenn also did receive some interest from the Kentucky coaching staff. In June, when contact from coaches was allowed for players in the Class of 2023, Glenn was one of the first calls assistant coach Jai Lucas made. After that call, however, there was never really any momentum in the recruitment for the Cats, as the Cards have long thought to be a heavy favorite to land him.
Currently, Glenn is listed as the No. 39 player in the country by the 247 Sports Composite. The same rankings have him listed as the No. 9 small forward nationally.
Ironically, this news comes on the same day Kentucky is hosting fellow in-state recruit Reed Sheppard for an unofficial visit. Both recruits are widely viewed as the top players from the state of Kentucky in 2023, so it could be a bit of a Cats - Cards battle for the top spot if Sheppard ultimately chooses Big Blue Nation.