Get Familiar With: Michael Glover, Iona

        It may appear that Glover is gaining notoriety after one season of stellar play at Iona, but the junior has been on the national scene for several years now. In 2008, Glover sued the Big East Conference and the NCAA after he was ruled academically ineligible to play for Seton Hall after the NCAA invalidated Glover's senior year marks at American Christian Academy outside Philadelphia. And that's how he ended up at Iona.

        He won't be on many NBA teams' Big Boards as a 6'7" power forward, but don't be surprised to see Glover as the MAAC player of the year and potential All-American forward. After all, Glover was the national player of the week in December when he averaged 29.7 points and 12.7 rebounds, leading the Gaels to a 3-0 record. On the year, he was second in the conference in scoring and rebounding, posting averages of 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds, while shooting 61 percent from the floor.

        Teaming up with Glover is standout point guard Scott Machado (13.2 points, 7.6 assists) and Arizona-transfer (immediate eligibility is up in the air), MoMo Jones, making Iona one of the most underrated and dangerous teams in the country.

ByPresident Corey Ruff - 7-28-11