The transformation of the Towson men's basketball program continued today with the addition of the America East Rookie of the Year.
Four McGlynn, who averaged 12 points for Vermont as a freshman, has committed to the Tigers. The York, Pa., native will sit out the 2012-13 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.
“We’re ecstatic about getting Four,” Towson coach Pat Skerry said in a news release. “We think he is potentially one of the premier shooters in the country. He’s the kind of kid that has impeccable character, is a great student and has a tremendous work ethic. He’s coming from a very good and well-coached program at Vermont that was in the NCAA Tournament last year and he scored a lot of points for them. We’re expecting huge things from him once he becomes eligible.”
Under Skerry, the Tigers have landed three other high-profile transfers in shooting guard Mike Burwell (South Florida), power forward Jerrelle Benimon (Georgetown) and center Bilal Dixon (Providence). Burwell and Benimon are eligible this season after sitting out the Tigers’ 2011-12 campaign. Dixon, who graduated this spring from Providence, will use his final year of eligibility this year.
McGlynn, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shooting guard, appeared in all 36 games for the Catamounts as a freshman. Although he came off the bench in all 36 contests, McGlynn still led Vermont in scoring, 3-pointers made (68) and free-throw percentage (88.9 percent).
An America East Championship All-Tournament team selection, McGlynn helped Vermont to a conference tournament championship. He scored 18 points in the Catamounts’ first-round NCAA tournament win over Lamar.