For those of you under the age of 30, that haven’t had the pleasure of watching former Purdue standout, 2 time NBA All Star, and 11 year NBA veteran Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson in the collegiate and professional ranks, you’re missing out.
While his pro career was marred by contract squabbles, domestic violence charges, and injuries, he retired with a 20.7 ppg career scoring average, was one of the game’s best 3 point shooters of his era, and owns an NBA Championship ring as a member of the ’05 San Antonio Spurs.
While at Purdue, he was arguably one of the best players in the history of the Big Ten Conference, notching consecutive seasons of 24.1 ppg as a sophomore, then 30.3 ppg and 11.2 rebounds as a senior, after red-shirting his freshman season. He went on to earn national Player of the Year honors and was the #1 overall NBA Draft pick in 1994. During his junior campaign, he led the nation in scoring and became the Big Ten’s single season points leader with 1,030.
Fast forward more than 15 years after the “Big Dog’s” NCAA debut, and the “Big Puppy” Glenn Robinson III is tearing up the high school ranks in similar fashion to how his father once patrolled the hardwood.
Robinson III is a 6’6 and 200lb small forward in the 2012 Class, who will be heading to the University of Michigan next fall along with fellow Top 50 recruit Mitch McGary. He will potentially join two other players on the Wolverine roster who’s relatives have also played in the NBA in high scoring guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and John Horford, younger brother of Al with the Atlanta Hawks.
Recently at the Brandon Jennings Invitational, held in Milwaukee, Robinson, along with recent Seton Hall signee and event MVP Aquille Carr, and future UNC Tarheel J.P. Tokoto highlighted the event featuring some of the top HS squads and prospects in the country. Robinson dropped 33 points, including a plethora of dazzling dunks…
Glen Robinson III vs JP Tokoto:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.