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By Angus Glover's parents Mandy and Allan | Raising an elite athlete, whilst raising a great person

April 1, 2017

Preface by Janx....

 

I've been a big fan of Angus Glover for some time.  

 

First seeing him emerge as a future Australian junior at U16 National Champs in Adelaide in 2013 and then again emerge as a future Boomer at U18 National Champs in Ballarat in 2015 was awesome to watch.  He played on the court with a great work ethic, team spirit, efficiency and very skilled for his size and level of athleticism. 

 

Last July I was asked to Assistant Coach at the Centre of Excellence Elite Prospects Combine, and Angus was on our team (team Gold).  He was just coming back from a knee injury which would have been tough for him but exciting at the same time.  He was under specialist orders to phase into the games and not play all the games so he played a couple of games and worked with the coaches in the others.   He is a phenomenal guy.   You could see how much he had missed playing and was just so excited to play again, he loves the game.  His insights and scouts during the combine for our team showed basketball knowledge, leadership and IQ developed well beyond his years.  Even though I was coming in as an outsider he was so respectful and would at times just keep talking and talking hoops, he was so excited to be back playing, which was a lot of fun to see. He is one of those kids that you work with for a brief time that you remember afterwards as much for how good a player they are, as well as being a great bloke.

 

 

Pictured: Team Gold at the Basketball Australia prospects combine, with Angus 2nd in from the left.

 

I have spoken to some of Angus’ South Aussie born team mates (in the CoE and/or National sides) about him and here is one of them had to say:

 

“Angus is a great competitor. Playing at the point, he gets his teammate involved really well. He's really good off the dribble can get really hot from outside. Great athlete, can dunk on your much bigger guys!.... He is also a great kid off the court.”

 

Another team mate of Angus’ comments:

 

“Angus is one of those kids in which you know every time he steps onto the court, he's ready to compete. And he wants to win, no matter what he does, whether it's basketball or anything in life, he is a natural winner - a characteristic that is sometimes hard to find but very valuable. He will do anything he can to win and he makes his teammates better in the process by keeping them accountable at all times. There's never a dry moment with Angus, he'll always be doing something to make the time off the court enjoyable. He always has a joke to provide a laugh, and you can count on him to take that joke way too far. Awesome guy”