The St. John’s basketball program became the first school to offer Class of 2024 prospect Jaiden Glover.
Every prospect remembers which head coach and school was the first to offer them and that holds a lot of weight with a handful of players.
Luckily for St. John’s and head coach Mike Anderson they were the first to extend an offer to Class of 2024 prospect Jaiden Glover.
Glover, a 6-foot-4 guard and Brooklyn, New York native, is entering his freshman season at St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.), one of the powerhouse programs in the Garden State.
The news of the offer was first reported by Andrew Slater of The Athletic and Glover also shared some thoughts on his first offer via his Instagram page, specifically thanking St. John’s assistant coach Van Macon for the offer, who looks to be the lead recruiter for the Johnnies in its pursuit of the New Jersey guard.
At 6-foot-4, it’s clear that the freshman in high school is not nearly done growing yet and will have to develop his game as he grows into a wing player.
Given the state of the country, New Jersey is finalizing plans to hold a high school basketball season as the state slowly returns to normal and allows indoor athletic events to resume.
St. Benedict’s Prep has a rich basketball tradition and has seen players such as J.R. Smith, Isiah Briscoe, Tyler Ennis, Trevon Duval, Corey Stokes, and Lance Thomas all come through its program at some point in their careers.
Not only was the offer extended to Jaiden Glover the first offer he has received, it was also the first offer Mike Anderson and his coaching staff have extended within the Class of 2024.
There is still a long, long way to go in the recruitment of Glover, but expect that sentimental value of St. John’s being his first ever offer to carry some weight in the years going forward as he begins to trim his list in two or three years.