December 06, 2017 07:32 PM
(ABC 6 News) – The Grand Meadow Superlarks girls’ basketball team is off to a fast, and a fun start, on the hardwood—they’re 2-0, and even though it’s been a team effort, there is clearly an Alpha amongst the Superlarks.
“You’ve got to be a fan of (junior) Jordyn (Glynn) when you’re watching her play,” Superlarks head girls basketball coach Ryan Queensland said. “She has fun when she’s out there, she works hard, she knows what she needs to do, and you know, you’re not only a coach, you’re a fan.”
“If Jordyn is on the floor and she’s playing to her ability, we have a chance (to win) every night.”
Glynn isn’t just a guard, center, or a forward—she’s a basketball player, and extremely versatile one.
“She’s 5’10, a short 5’11, and physically, she’s gotten strong enough where she can go into the paint but yet she’s quick enough and smooth enough where she can handle the ball on the outside,” Queensland said. “Whether you need her to play the ‘1’ for you bringing the ball up or you drop her in at the ‘5’ and ask her to play down low, she’ll do whatever is needed for the team.”
“I can be a point guard at moments, I can play in the post, or anywhere that (Coach Queensland) needs me to play,” Glynn added. “I love to play the wings or point guard, but I’m willing to do whatever is best for the team.”
Glynn’s versatility has developed as long as she’s been a member of the Superlarks’ varsity basketball team—she’s been on the varsity roster since 7th grade.
“I think I’m definitely more mentally tough,” Glynn said. “Being able to see leaders ahead of me, when I was little, seeing how they work, and now since being that I’m an older player, I get to help the younger kids with what they need help with.”
Glynn reached 1,000 career points as a sophomore, and currently, she’s 5th on the schools' all-time scoring list.
Glynn is also in the top ten in career rebounds, steals, and assists at Grand Meadow—so naturally, she has become a leader, and even better, the statistics really don’t matter to her.
“I got to make sure my teammates are always held accountable and everybody is playing their hardest,” Glynn said.
“Jordyn cares about the team more than herself sometimes, almost to a fault,” Queensland added. “This year, that versatility is really starting to pay off.”
“She’s always been really athletic and been able to see the court well and play the game, but this year, she’s really become that leader, that coach we need on the floor, and that’s made a huge difference for us.”
Without question, Glynn is the keys to the ignition for the Superlarks.
“If Jordyn is playing to her potential, leading the way she can lead, I truly feel we can play with anyone in our section right now,” Queensland said. “We’ll go how she goes.”
Glynn and the Superlarks will look to go 3-0 at Spring Grove on Thursday.
Updated: December 06, 2017 07:32 PM
Created: December 06, 2017 05:20 PM
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