Receiving Big 12 Freshman of the Week just once in a career is impressive, but freshman Brylee Glenn is already on her third. After 19-point and 14-point outings this past week, Glenn was named to the list once again.
Glenn is averaging 8.6 points per game in her first season as a Wildcat. Coming to K-State, Glenn wanted to play as soon as possible when deciding on a college, but didn’t expect her and the other freshmen to make such a big difference so early.
“One of my reasons for coming to K-State was because I wanted to go somewhere I knew I could make a difference right away,” Glenn said. “So to kind of see that come to life and to see the successes we have been having, it is like a really good feeling. But I didn’t expect [my role] coming into this — us freshmen having as big of an impact as we do. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie knew Glenn would play a big role the moment she stepped into the gym for the team’s first practice.
“She gets better every day. We could see that this summer, so I don’t think anything’s really a surprise that Brylee has done,” Mittie said. “We expected her to be a good player. We expected her to compete at a high level.”
Glenn continues putting in her full effort in the game and during practice. Even after her third Big 12 Freshman of the Week award, Glenn still sees room to get better offensively.
“I guess you could say it gives me a little bit of a feeling of accomplishment. But at the same time I know there’s a lot more work to get done,” Glenn said. “So I’m happy for the moment but I know there’s more work to do … I want to improve shooting more consistently.”
Mittie has been pleased with Glenn’s production on offense but agrees that things can be refined.
“Offensively, continue to have good balance in her game. Both from the three-point line and inside the arc,” Mittie said. “I think she’s continued to grow in that game. We’d like them to continue to get better and look up in a month and have her playing her best basketball.”
On defense, Glenn had a season-high of three steals against Baylor, but Mittie said she has room for improvement.
“Defensively,” Mittie said, “I’d like her to continue to develop as a defensive stopper for us. That’s an area she can continue to grow in.”
Looking ahead, Glenn wants to fulfill her team’s goal of advancing in the postseason.
“As a team, everyone wants to win the Big 12 Tournament,” Glenn said. “So of course, that’s what we’re working for. That’s what I want, and that’s what I want to work towards.”
The Wildcats sit as a five-seed in the latest Bracketology release from ESPN.
Glenn and the Wildcats are back in action at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, on the road against Kansas for the second Sunflower Showdown of the season.