Edward Glass, a 6-2, 213 pound point guard from Kaskaskia C.C. in Centralia, Ill., has committed to Ole Miss.
Glass took back to back visits to Rutgers and Ole Miss prior to the Final Four. Kaskaskia Head Coach John Cooksey confirmed for JUCO Junction on Tuesday night that Glass was bound for the Southeastern Conference.
"He took his visit down to Ole Miss and he really liked Coach Barnes," Cooksey said. "Ed respected what he had done in the past, and it's close enough so that his friends and family can see him play there."
Glass, who hails from St. Louis, Mo., picked the Rebels over the Scarlet Knights, although he had generated serious interest from programs like SW Missouri State, Nebraska and Evansville throughout the season.
Missouri of the Big 12 Conference came in very late on Glass and had hoped to evaluate the strong point guard on Apr. 13. In the end, however, Cooksey said that Glass decided to cast his lot with a program that had been recruiting him for a longer duration.
"The power of the conference and playing at such a high level was also important to Edward," the coach said.
Glass came on strong as a sophomore for Kaskaskia, averaging 15 points and 5.6 assists per game. Many schools came away impressed after watching him last month at the Region 24 Tournament in Illinois.
"He showed people what he can do," Cooksey said. "He's a big physical kid who can get into a lot of areas."
"He has great command of the ball and strong hands," Cooksey continued. "He's able to get his own offense, and get in the lane whenever he wants. He has great lateral speed and a powerfully built lower body."
Glass expects to sign a national letter of intent with Mississippi during the late signing period, which kicks off a week from tomorrow (Apr. 16).