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|Date of Birth:|
|Age:||44 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 7 Inch|
|Name||Glenn Robinson Jr|
|Birth Name||Glenn Alann Robinson, Jr|
|Working For||National Basketball Association|
|Weight in KG||109 kg|
Glenn Alann Robinson, Jr. was born on 10th January 1973 in Gary, Indiana to Christine Bridgeman. Christine was herself a teenager when she had Glenn, thus Glenn seldom saw his father. Glenn attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Gary. He was very enthusiastic at playing basketball and played it often. But Glenn was not receiving the best of grades at school so his mother once pulled him off the basketball team. After that Glenn took a job at an air conditioning and refrigeration shop.
Glenn went on to attended Purdue University where he played basketball with the Purdue team, Boilermakers. While playing for Boilermakers, Glenn led them with 24.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game in his first season. Successfully, Glenn led them to an 18–10 record in the regular season and an NCAA tournament appearance which was a big accomplishment. Glenn then received his First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-American honors. He went on to hone his baskeball skills in his junior season and averaged 30.3 points and 11.2 rebounds a game.
Glenn went on to become the first player since 1978 to lead the Big Ten Conference in both categories. Glenn become 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. Then in 1994, Glenn announced that he was ready to be drafted in the 1994 NBA Draft and was thus selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the first overall pick. Glenn went on to signed a almost equally exceptional 10-year, $68 million deal as a salary cap for rookies . This grand deal still stands as the richest NBA rookie contract. He then averaged at least 20 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in Milwaukee the following season.
On August 2, 2002, Glenn was traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Glenn went on to average 20.8 points a game and shot a personal-best 87.6 percent from the free throw line on during the season. He was then traded with a 2006 second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers on July 23, 2003 in a four-team deal. Later, Glenn signed with the San Antonio Spurs on April 4, 2005 . He played really well with all the teams and finished his NBA career with 14,234 career points, averaging 20.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
Glenn gave birth to two sons with Shantelle Clay-Irving. His older son, Glenn Robinson III is a well known American basketball player who is at the instant playing for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. Glenn’s younger son, Gelen is the 2013 and 2014 Indiana High School Athletic Association 200-pound wrestling champion, 2014 IHSAA discus champion, 2013 Threepeat Post-Tribune Football Defensive player of the year and is currently committed verbally to the Purdue Boilermakers Football team.
Glenn is currently 42 years old, weighs 109 kgs and is 6 feet 7 inches tall. Throughout his career he has been recognized for being a 2 times NBA All-Star, National college player of the year, Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten Athlete of the Year and NCAA Division I scoring leader .