30 Facts About Glenn Robinson


Glenn Robinson is the father of Glenn Robinson III, who played college basketball at the University of Michigan and has played in the NBA.


Glenn Robinson attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Gary, where he started playing organized basketball during the 9th grade.


Glenn Robinson was a member of three IHSAA Sectional title teams, two Regional title teams and a State Championship team.


Glenn Robinson won the 1991 Indiana Mr Basketball award, the oldest such award in the nation.


Glenn Robinson was selected as a McDonald's All-American and along with Chris Webber was one of the MVPs of the Dapper Dan Roundball classic.


Glenn Robinson subsequently got a tattoo of a "snarling bulldog wearing a spiked collar" on his chest.


Glenn Robinson worked as a welder during the summers while at Purdue.


Eligible for his sophomore season, Glenn Robinson led the Boilermakers with 24.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game in his first season as a Boilermaker.


Glenn Robinson received First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-American honors.


Glenn Robinson unanimously received the John R Wooden Award and Naismith Award, the first national player of the year-honored Boilermaker since John Wooden himself did it in 1932.


Glenn Robinson was the recipient for the USBWA College Player of the Year.


Glenn Robinson left Purdue after becoming the only Boilermaker to have more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 100 steals, 100 assists and 50 blocked shots in a career during his two seasons at Purdue, along with a school weightlifting record with a 309-pound clean-and-jerk.


Glenn Robinson was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, the first Boilermaker to be selected as the first pick since Joe Barry Carroll in 1980.


At the draft, Glenn Robinson wore a gold suit and black alligator slip-ons.


Glenn Robinson eventually signed a rookie-record 10-year, $68 million deal that still stands as the richest NBA rookie contract, as a salary cap for rookies was implemented the following season.


Glenn Robinson finished third in Rookie of the Year voting behind Grant Hill and Jason Kidd, who shared the award, but was named Rookie Of The Year by Basketball Digest magazine.


Early in his career, Glenn Robinson shared the frontcourt with teammate and All-Star Vin Baker.


Glenn Robinson was the second place all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks history, only trailing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar until surpassed by Giannis Antetokounmpo.


Glenn Robinson averaged at least 20 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in Milwaukee.


Glenn Robinson made back-to-back NBA All-Star Team appearances in 2000 and 2001.


Glenn Robinson was traded by Milwaukee to the Atlanta Hawks for Toni Kukoc, Leon Smith, and a 2003 first-round pick on August 2,2002.


Glenn Robinson was waived by the team almost immediately and never suited up for them.


Glenn Robinson signed with the San Antonio Spurs on April 4,2005 to establish an additional veteran shooting presence as the team prepared for the playoffs.


Glenn Robinson was forced to retire due to injuries, particularly to his knees.


Glenn Robinson finished his career with 14,234 career points, averaging 20.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, playing in two league all-star games.


Glenn Robinson was selected for the 1996 US Olympic basketball team, but was unable to play because of injury.


Glenn Robinson III was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion in 2017 when he was with the Indiana Pacers and most recently played for the Sacramento Kings.


Glenn Robinson played rugby for the LA Giltinis of Major League Rugby.


Glenn Robinson has a daughter named Jaimie who competes in track and field, and a son, Gicarri Harris, who is a college basketball recruit in the class of 2024.


On May 16,2003, Glenn Robinson was convicted in Cook County, Illinois of domestic battery and assault charges involving his former fiance on July 20,2002 in her Chicago Heights home.