2023’s Vernon Glove Jr. offers a crafty blend of scoring and facilitating | Youth1

2023’s Vernon Glove Jr. offers a crafty blend of scoring and facilitating

Vernon Glove Jr. is one of the best players from the Houston, TX area in the Class of 2023.  


The 5-foot-11, 153-pound Glove Jr., who attends Dickinson High School, is a dynamic player that works as a point guard and shooting guard. 



Glove Jr. has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as amassing MVP awards and the Best Shooter award for his team. 


Glove Jr. is humbled by the accolades. 


“The awards mean a lot to me and just proves to people the stuff I am able to do,” Glover Jr. said. “I have gone to big tournaments, and they have taught me important lessons and have taught me how to get better.”


No matter the opponent, every game Glove Jr. is determined to give it his all. 


Glove Jr. is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Glove Jr. steps between the lines.


“My mindset for my position is to give my teammates open shots and create my own,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the hardwood. Glove Jr. tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“What I love the most about playing basketball is just competing,” Glove Jr. said. “I also play football and love to compete in that sport.”


Glove Jr. has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing basketball has taught me no matter how hard it gets, that I should never quit,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. shares his favorite memory of playing basketball. 


“My favorite memory of playing is dropping 30 points in this big game at an AAU tournament, and we won the championship,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Glove Jr. makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I am a leader on and off the court, and I just try to be a good, all-around person,” Glove Jr. said. “The best advice I have ever given to a teammate was: ‘No matter how big they look, just go out and have fun and play your best game.’”


Glove Jr. is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned that I am a leader and I’m capable of doing lots of things if I just listen,” Glove Jr. said. “The best advice I’ve gotten is: ‘If you really want to be great, work for it.’”


Glove Jr. patterns his mentality after this rookie phenom. 


“I look up to Ja Morant because he plays just like me and I love the way he plays,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. lists math as his favorite subject in school. 


“It comes easy to me,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college for basketball is Duke because I feel like I can become my best there and potentially go to the league,” Glove Jr. said. 


Glove Jr. is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on and off the court are to just to work hard and become a great man,” Glove Jr. said. 



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