Glenn Robinson (Player)
|Robinson sitting on the Spurs bench.|
|No. 13, 31, 3|
|Date of birth||January 10, 1973|
|Place of birth||Gary, Indiana|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in|
|Listed weight||240 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1994; Round: 1 / Pick: 1st|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|2004-2005||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Glenn Robinson (Player) at NBA.com|
He led Gary (Indiana) Roosevelt High School to a state basketball championship and was a McDonald's All-American before playing college basketball at Purdue University, and in 1994 he received the Wooden and Naismith Awards. Robinson was also unanimously elected as Big Ten Player of the Year following his junior campaign. On the season, he averaged 30.3 points and more than 10 rebounds per game, leading the Big Ten in both categories. Robinson's college coach, Gene Keady, commented that Robinson was "an absolute warrior on the court, especially the practice court. If all my players practiced with the same intensity and listened to his coaches as he does, my job would be much easier."
He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft. After a holdout that lasted until the beginning of training camp, he eventually signed a then unprecedented 10-year, $68 million deal. During his first pro year, he was twice named the Schick NBA Rookie of the Month and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team after a leading rookie average of 21.9 points per game. Robinson's community contributions in the Milwaukee area and in his home town of Gary, Indiana on behalf of under-priviledged children were largely unpublicized, owing to the fact Robinson was and is naturally a very reserved, almost shy person off the court. Robinson preferred to keep as low a profile as possible. He was selected for the 1996 USA Basketball Olympic Basketball Team but was unable to play because of injury.
While playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson racked up some of the best personal stats in franchise history. Teaming with Ray Allen and Sam Cassell, Robinson helped lead the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2001. Robinson is the second place all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks history, averaging at least 20 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in Milwaukee.
Robinson was traded by Milwaukee to the Atlanta Hawks for Toni Kukoč, Leon Smith and a 2003 first-round pick on August 2, 2002. After a year in Atlanta he was traded on July 23, 2003 with a 2006 second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in a four-team deal in which the Hawks acquired Randy Holcomb, a first-round draft pick and cash considerations from Philadelphia, along with Terrell Brandon from the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of the deal Philadelphia sent Keith Van Horn to the New York Knicks and acquired Marc Jackson from the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves acquired Latrell Sprewell from Knicks.
After a year in Philadelphia during the 2003-04 season, Robinson did not play a game for the 76ers in the 2004-05 season largely due to an injury. On February 24, 2005 he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets. In exchange the 76ers acquired forwards Rodney Rogers and Jamal Mashburn. Robinson was waived by the team almost immediately and never suited up for them. He was signed by the San Antonio Spurs on April 5, 2005 to establish an additional shooting presence as the team prepared for the playoffs. With the Spurs, Robinson finally won an NBA championship in 2005.
Robinson has not played professional basketball since the 2004-2005 season. At present, he has scored 14,234 career points (a career scoring average of 20.7 PPG). Robinson also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game throughout his NBA career.