Glenn looking to continue domination on boards in senior season

Ryan Pye

Bouncing back from injury is no easy task, but Georgia Southern’s Montae Glenn made it clear he’s going to be at full strength when the season rolls around. The senior forward said he has put in a lot of effort and care into getting back to 100 percent in the off season, and has high hopes for the team in his last campaign as an Eagle.

“I want to make it the best one I’ve had since I’ve been here.” 

A simple, yet encouraging quote sums up what Glenn wants for his team in 2018-19.

Since he has been on the squad, the team has come as close as possible, but has not been able to win the Sun Belt Conference Championship. That is something Glenn wants to change in his final season.

Glenn was the team’s leading rebounder last season, but he credits the rest of the team and coaching staff with all of his success on the boards. 

“We worked hard on boxing out and pursuing the ball,” Glenn said. “I just had a good vision where the ball would land once it hit the rim.” 

Gathering so many rebounds was crucial to the Eagles’ success last year, because the team was vastly undersized compared to many of their opponents. This year, Glenn will have some new, taller guys to help in the rebounding area, but even with the extra help, Glenn doesn’t plan to switch up his game play. 

“I want to keep the same mentality and go out there aggressively and get the ball,” Glenn said. 

Even with the key additions to the lineup for the upcoming season, many preseason polls predict the Eagles to finish, at best, second in the Sun Belt. Most people would think that rankings like that would anger players and the team, or at least draw some attention, but Glenn says it’s exactly the opposite with the Eagles. 

“We don’t even look into that kind of stuff,” Glenn said. “We just go out here and work.”

Continuously working hard is what makes Montae such a crucial part of the Eagles’ roster, and it was worth some time for him to reflect on the memories he has made in three years on campus. 

He couldn’t single out any one moment he preferred over countless others, so Glenn described his favorite memory as going out, practicing and just having fun with his teammates every day, saying that is what has made his time at GS so great.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]