Sept. 2, 1999
LOS ANGELES - Spencer Gloger, a 6-6, 190-pounder from Santa Margarita High School who last May signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA, has changed his mind and will now enroll at Princeton.
Gloger, from Mission Viejo, who averaged 23.7 points and 6.0 rebounds last year and was named the 1999 Orange County Register Player of the Year, signed the UCLA grant-in-aid on May 24, after the National Letter of Intent signing date. At that time, he was also considering Princeton. A grant-in-aid, unlike a letter of intent, does not guarantee that the athlete must attend the school where he has signed.
According to Bruin head coach Steve Lavin, he said Gloger informed him of his decision this week. "Spencer wanted to go to a program where he could make a major, immediate impact as a freshman," Lavin said. "With four starters back, along with seven other experienced lettermen, it would have been difficult for him to do that at UCLA this year.
"I think Spencer is a talented player who would have contributed to our program this year and whose contributions would have increased throughout his UCLA career. But I understand his reasoning for going to Princeton. Princeton is a quality program and as a staff, we wish him the best".