Matt Glass Shimmering

Matt Glass is from Vermont. That's another way of saying the 6-foot-6 1/2 forward hasn't exactly gotten a ton of exposure. Well, that's history since he arrived at Northfield Mount Hermon. Now he's become a wanted man with a trio of D-1 offers.

Matt Glass was considered a Division 2 guy when he first stepped foot on campus at Northfield Mount Hermon three weeks ago. Now he's headed on an official visit to UMass with a scholarship offer in hand.

The 6-foot-6 ½, 190-pound Vermont native with the shaggy blonde hair has been nothing short of spectacular thus far in his three-week stint at NMH.

``He's hitting 3's, running the floor and gaining confidence," NMH head coach Bill Batty said. "He's starting to realize how good he can be. A month ago, he was happy to go to a D-2 school."

Now, UMass, Northwestern and Toledo have offered. Vermont had three coaches at a workout a few days ago and William & Mary has also expressed interest.

Glass is coming off a pair of Mr. Basketball Honors and was also the state player of the year. However, he did it at Mount Mansfield Union High in Vermont.

``I'm coming from a much slower style," Glass admitted. "More methodical and it's a big change in speed.

Glass hasn't had much difficulty adjusting against guys like Tyrone Nash and the Williams twins (Jerrell and Terrell).

He still needs to get stronger, but he's been making shots at an alarming rate.

Glass admitted he'd probably be at D-2 St. Anselm's if he didn't opt to take a post-grad year at NMH.

``I'm just hoping the investment pays off," Glass said.

It already has.

He came up early – on Aug. 22 – and has been working five hours a day since.

``He's absorbed everything," Northfield Mount Hermon associate head coach John Carroll said. "I've never seen anyone improve this much in 3 ½ weeks. He's just so competitive.

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