The 2013-14 season saw the Saint Louis Billikens advance to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. With the likes of Jordair Jett, Dwayne Evans, Rob Loe, and Mike McCall Jr on the roster, it was one of the best Billiken teams of all-time.
However, most of those players graduated, which led to a rebuilding year in 2014-15. Saint Louis wasn’t nearly as strong as they were the previous year, and struggled at times to get things rolling.
This off-season hasn’t been any better, and the 2015-16 edition of the Billikens will have a different look and feel to it. Three players have transferred from the program, including Austin McBroom, Tanner Lancoma, and Grandy Glaze.
McBroom is off to Eastern Washington, while Lancoma has yet to make his decision.
On Monday afternoon, it was announced that Glaze would be taking his talents to the west coast, where he will be attending Grand Canyon University.
Glaze, a Toronto, ON native, is on his way to the Antelopes’ program, where he will suit up for Dan Majerle and Grand Canyon.
Even though he has one of the best names in all of college basketball (seriously, how awesome is Grandy Glaze), he didn’t contribute as much as the coaching staff would like during his time in Saint Louis.
Over the course of the 2014-15 season, Glaze averaged 12.9 minutes per contest, in which he averaged 3.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Despite his lack of productivity for the Billikens, the addition of Glaze at Grand Canyon gives Majerle a talented forward who has plenty of experience playing at a high level in the NCAA. Standing at 6’6” and 235-pounds, the Canadian will add some size to the Antelope front-court, and should see an increase in production with Grand Canyon.
Even if his production doesn’t see an increase, he’ll go down as having one of the best names in all of college basketball. Plus, he’s a Canadian, so we have a personal bias and love what he can do on the court.