Sunday, November 3, 2013

Riley Glassmann Commits to Cornell

Cornell received a recruiting commitment from Riley Glassmann (Fremd HS) Palatine, IL, 6-5, G.

Glassmann tweeted the news of his commitment on Sunday, November 3, 2013 after visiting the Cornell campus.  Glassmann's recruiting interest over the last year included a wide range of suitors, including: Northern Illinois, Indiana State, Nebraska-Omaha, Lehigh, Creighton, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, Illinois-Chicago and Wisconsin.  See his profile.

He told Chicago Hoops, “Obviously it’s a great academic school which was a big part of my decision. The coaches are awesome and I can really see myself fitting into their style of play. I really enjoyed hanging out with the team and got along great with the guys. I couldn’t be more excited to spend the next four years there.”

As a high school senior, Glassmann was named MVP of the 36th Annual Wheeling Hardwood Classic.  Glassmann was also named by the Daily Herald to the All Area team which noted:
One of the area’s top players this season and MSL West player of the year. A four-year varsity player, Glassmann scored over 1,200 points in his career while averaging 17.8 points per game. He was an all-tournament pick at Thanksgiving, and MVP of the Wheeling Hardwood Classic. And, quite clearly, a key ingredient in the Vikings’ undefeated regular season. His 6-foot-5 frame will be a huge asset to Cornell University next year. “Riley has really worked on all aspects of his game,” Fremd coach Bob Widlowski said. “He is very consistent in all phases of the game. His leadership has been a key for us this season.” listed its Boys Basketball All-Area Teams and placed Glassmann during his senior year on the 3rd Team and writes:
Riley Glassmann, Fremd senior guard
Leader of a Fremd team that started 28-0 on the season before falling to Stevenson in the Class 4A Lake Zurich Sectional final. Cornell commit is a solid overall player and plays well on both ends of the floor. Also a tremendous leader that always played hard and made the right play. Not afraid to perform in big games. Wheeling Hardwood Classic Champion and Mid-Suburban League Champion.
Signature performances: 17 points in win over Conant; 24 points in Mid-Suburban League title game win over Prospect; 28 points in Wheeling Hardwood Classic title win over St. Viator.
As a senior, Glassmann was named Special Mention All State by the Chicago Tribune.  He also finished 16th in Illinois for Mr. Basketball voting and was named Second Team All State by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette which writes:
Riley Glassman Fremd 6-4 Sr. G Cornell recruit, averaged 17.8 points, 5.4
rebounds and 2.7 assists for a team 25-0 in regular season; Mid Suburban League West Player of the Year.
Glassmann is a big combo guard that can also play the small forward. Chicago Hoops evaluates him, "Excellent size. A highly versatile talent who can make plays both inside and outside. Has the ability to make shots with range. Good fundamentals. Very solid all-around skill package. A prospect to watch." As a junior, he averaged 15.2 points per game.

During the summer, Glassmann played AAU basketball for Mike Weinstein (Fundamental U), the former coach of Chris Wroblewski.

Glassmann was recently named MVP of the Let's Play Hoops Fall 2013 League.   He was also on Rick Bolus' Top Underclassmen listing for the 2012-2013 season and for the Top Players listing for the 2013-2014 season.  He was an all-conference selection in 2012 and 2013, all-area in 2013 and an honorable mention all-state selection in 2013.  Glassmann was named to the All Tournament Team at the Wheeling Harwood Classic in 2012.  He also appeared in the 2010 Pangos Fullcourt Midwest Top 50 All Star Game.

On his all-area selection, the Daily Herald writes:
Riley Glassmann Fremd
There was no easy solution to stopping Glassmann on the offensive end, where he averaged 15.2 points. The 6-foot-4 junior was equally comfortable playing in the post and on the perimeter. And his defensive prowess is an underrated aspect of his game. “We’ve asked him to score and to defend a wide variety of different players,” said coach Bob Widlowski. “He provides a difficult matchup on offense for a lot of people because of his size and his basketball intelligence.”
An excellent student, he has a 4.0 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.  Below, some highlights and interviews with Glassmann.


Anonymous said...

dude looks slow as molasses

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

And Ryan Wittman and Laurent Rivard are quick?

Anonymous said...

part of what made Wittman and Rivard good was that they played in great systems and were surrounded by players who knew their roles. That greatly helped them exceed despite their limited athletic talents.

Bill has no system, nor has he shown any evidence of developing a system or his players. Slow unathletic dudes who are in this situation are going to be in bad shape.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Bill has a system. You just don't know how to read it.

Anonymous said...

How does one read running around in circles?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Perhaps you should learn the alphabet first.

Unknown said...

Don't think rudeness is helping your point, unless you're thinking of joining the tea party. No offense to Riley, but the only role he could possibly have in BC's offense is to stand in the corner and wait for someone to pass him the ball. We've spent months if not years on here talking about how Bill needs athletes who can penetrate to run his dribble drive offense, and Riley is not one of those athletes.

Lets not let insults get in the way of reality. A kid like Riley has no clear role in the current system - offense or defense, from what I can see (and that admittedly is a couple of youtube clips). So the commit is in direct opposition to everything we've heard from you - unless BC is just trying to fill up the roster, or you would like to enlighten us with your inside knowledge on why this is a good thing.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Ferry, MAA, Riley, Braxston, Pat Smith, Holt, Mischler, Fallas are not typical Courtney guys.

But you still need some of them on your roster for situations. You can't have a roster completely empty of shooters.

Anonymous said...

MAA is a shooter?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

No, MAA is not a shooter. But he is also not a guy that can create his own offense. And Bill typically looks for guards that can create their own offense (Galal, Devin, Nolan, Darryl, Dez, Robert etc).

So, MAA does not fall under the category of typical Bill players. But he played and he played ahead of Galal.

In other words, while Bill wants a roster of strong/athletic kids, there are spots for some specialists.

Anonymous said...

Great grades, tests scores, 15ppg, league MVP, interest from name schools... Seems okay. Welcome aboard Riley.