In very surprising fashion this week, Basha High School's talented and promising 6-foot-5, 195-pound junior forward Gabe McGlothan decided to end his college recruitment and select a college basketball program that suits him nicely. After announcing earlier in the week that he would announce his decision this week, McGlothan gave a verbal commitment to a division-I program.
McGlothan had numerous scholarship offers on the table from such schools as Grand Canyon, Northern Colorado, Easter Washington, Southern Utah and Montana State, but this week he chose to accept an offer from Army West Point, the United States Military Acadmedy.
McGlothan is a sure-fire talent with loads of potential for the future. He is a very gifted athlete with excellent size and a solid overall skill level that is still a work in progress. He plays the game with passion and is capable of making plays most players in the state, regardless of class, cannot make. College coaches see him as an undersized athletic four-man, that will be a mis-match for opposing forwards. He will need to continue to improve his ball handling and shooting from the perimeter to prove himself as a consistent wing prospect for the future.
McGlothan quickly emerged as one of the elite prospects in the 2017 class early on in his club career. He played for the Arizona Power 17U Black this spring and summer.
Congratulations to McGlothan and his family on his commitment and also his desire to serve our country.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: McGlothan is a big-time athletic talent with an excellent body that is very live. He has a superb body with a serious motor combined with unique athleticism. He is a superb talent that has the motor and activity to make plays that most players his size cannot - a very nice attribute. McGlothan is an excellent looking prospect with a solid overall skill level, and an ability to play inside and out, although he still needs to add consistency to his jump shot at longer ranges. He plays well above the rim, making him tough to defend and keep off the glass. A very active rebounder and a good shotblocker. Runs the floor hard. Excellent finisher in traffic. Has a very bright future ahead of him with continued hard work and focus on his craft.