Glenn Robinson

Glenn Alan Robinson Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed Big Dog, he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1994 to 2005 for the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs. Robinson attended Purdue University, was the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, and is the father of Glenn Robinson III, who played college basketball at the University of Michigan and plays in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons.

Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson 2003 cropped
Personal information
BornJanuary 10, 1973 (age 46)
Gary, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolRoosevelt (Gary, Indiana)
CollegePurdue (1992–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1994–2005
PositionSmall forward
Number13, 31, 3
Career history
19942002Milwaukee Bucks
2002–2003Atlanta Hawks
2003–2004Philadelphia 76ers
2005San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points14,234 (20.7 ppg)
Rebounds4,189 (6.1 rpg)
Assists1,879 (2.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early life

Robinson was born to Christine Bridgeman in Gary, Indiana. With his mother being an unmarried teenager, Robinson rarely saw his father. Not receiving the best grades at school, his mother once pulled him off the basketball team, and he took a job at an air-conditioning and refrigeration shop.[1]

High school career

Robinson attended Theodore Roosevelt High School[2] in Gary, where he started playing organized basketball during the 9th grade. He was a member of three IHSAA Sectional title teams, two Regional title teams and a State Championship team. During his senior season (1990–91), he led the Panthers to an Indiana state basketball championship,[3] winning the final game against Brebeuf Jesuit and their star Alan Henderson; this highly anticipated showdown was captured in The Road to Indianapolis.[4] and Indiana High School Basketball 20 Most Dominant Players.[5] Robinson won the 1991 Indiana Mr. Basketball award, the oldest such award in the nation (inaugurated in 1939). He was selected as a McDonald's All-American[6] and along with Chris Webber was one of the MVPs of the Dapper Dan Roundball classic.[7]

College career

1991–1993

After high school, Robinson attended Purdue University to play under head coach Gene Keady and his recruiter/assistant coach Frank Kendrick. Due to struggles with NCAA eligibility, resulting from Proposition 48 which requires minimum academic standards, he had to redshirt for his freshman season. He worked as a welder during the summers while at Purdue. Eligible for his sophomore season, Robinson led the Boilermakers with 24.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game in his first season as a Boilermaker. He led them to an 18–10 record in the regular season and an NCAA tournament appearance. He received First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-American honors.

1993–1994

In his junior season, Robinson built upon his previous season's averages with 30.3 points and 11.2 rebounds a game, while becoming the first player since 1978 to lead the Big Ten Conference in both categories. He became known as "The Big Dog", in reference to his hustling style of basketball play. Along with teammates Cuonzo Martin and Matt Waddell, he led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Conference Title and an Elite Eight appearance, finishing the season with a 29–5 record and a 3rd overall ranking. In his last college game against a Grant Hill-led Duke team in the NCAA Tournament, Robinson was held to only 13 points, his season low, while suffering from a back strain he sustained against Kansas in the prior game. Leading the nation in scoring and becoming the conference's all-time single season points leader with 1,030 points, Robinson was unanimously selected as the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. He also 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 (who also wore the jersey #13). Robinson also was the recipient for the USBWA College Player of the Year.

College notes

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,[8] along with a school weightlifting record with a 309-pound clean-and-jerk. His 1,030 points during his junior year made him only the 15th player in college history to score 1,000 points in a season.[9] In September 2010, the Big Ten Network named Robinson Icon No. 35 on its list of the biggest icons in Big Ten Conference history.

Professional career

Milwaukee Bucks (1994–2002)

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. Before he could take the court, he and the Bucks became involved in a contract holdout that lasted until the beginning of training camp after it was rumored that he desired a 13-year, $100 million contract.[10] Robinson eventually signed a rookie-record 10-year, $68 million deal that still stands as the richest NBA rookie contract,[11] as a salary cap for rookies was implemented the following season. During his first year in the NBA, Robinson was twice named the Schick NBA Rookie of the Month and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after leading all rookies with an average of 21.9 points per game. 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.[12] While playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson recorded some of the best statistical seasons in franchise history. Early in his career, Robinson shared the frontcourt with teammate and All-Star Vin Baker. After Baker departed, he teamed with Ray Allen and Sam Cassell, and helped lead the Bucks to the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals, losing to the Philadelphia 76ers. Robinson is the second place all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks history, only trailing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, averaging at least 20 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in Milwaukee. He made back-to-back NBA All-Star Team appearances in 2000 and 2001.

Atlanta Hawks (2002–2003)

Robinson was traded by Milwaukee to the Atlanta Hawks for Toni Kukoč, Leon Smith, and a 2003 first-round pick on August 2, 2002.[13] In Robinson's debut as a Hawk in the season opener, he scored 34 points, had 10 rebounds and 8 assists against the New Jersey Nets. During the 2002–03 season, he averaged 20.8 points a game and shot a personal-best 87.6 percent from the free throw line.

Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2004)

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 his tenth overall and only season playing with the Sixers, Robinson averaged 16.6 points and 1 steal per game as second scoring option to teammate, Allen Iverson. After his year in Philadelphia during the 2003–04 season, Robinson did not play a game for the 76ers in 2004–05, largely due to an injury. On February 24, 2005, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for forwards Rodney Rogers and Jamal Mashburn. Robinson was waived by the team almost immediately and never suited up for them.

San Antonio Spurs (2005)

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. As a role player in the 2005 playoffs, Robinson helped the Spurs win the championship. The games in the NBA Finals would be Robinson's last in the NBA, capping off his 11-year career with a title.

Robinson was forced to retire due to injuries, particularly to his knees. He finished his career with 14,234 career points, averaging 20.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Robinson won an NBA championship

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 Milwaukee 80 76 37.0 .451 .321 .796 6.4 2.5 1.4 0.3 21.9
1995–96 Milwaukee 82 82 39.6 .454 .342 .812 6.1 3.6 1.2 0.5 20.2
1996–97 Milwaukee 80 79 38.9 .465 .350 .791 6.3 3.1 1.3 0.9 21.1
1997–98 Milwaukee 56 56 41.0 .470 .385 .808 5.5 2.8 1.2 0.6 23.4
1998–99 Milwaukee 47 47 33.6 .459 .392 .870 5.9 2.1 1.0 0.9 18.4
1999–00 Milwaukee 81 81 35.9 .472 .363 .802 6.0 2.4 1.0 0.5 20.9
2000–01 Milwaukee 76 74 37.0 .468 .299 .820 6.9 3.3 1.1 0.8 22.0
2001–02 Milwaukee 66 63 35.5 .467 .326 .837 6.2 2.5 1.5 0.6 20.7
2002–03 Atlanta 69 68 37.6 .432 .342 .876 6.6 3.0 1.3 0.4 20.8
2003–04 Philadelphia 42 42 31.8 .448 .340 .832 4.5 1.4 1.0 0.2 16.6
2004–05 San Antonio 9 0 17.4 .442 .333 .870 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.3 10.0
Career 688 668 36.8 .459 .340 .820 6.1 2.7 1.2 0.6 20.7
All-Star 2 0 12.5 .529 5.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 9.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 Milwaukee 3 3 39.3 .412 .500 .889 8.3 1.7 1.0 0.7 20.7
2000 Milwaukee 5 5 34.8 .405 .286 .846 4.2 2.6 1.6 0.8 15.4
2001 Milwaukee 18 18 38.2 .429 .387 .893 6.4 3.3 0.6 1.3 19.4
2005 San Antonio 13 0 8.7 .356 .300 .882 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.5 3.8
Career 39 26 28.0 .416 .379 .885 4.7 2.0 0.6 0.9 13.8

National team career

Robinson was selected for the 1996 U.S. Olympic basketball team, but was unable to play because of injury. He was replaced by Gary Payton.

Personal life

His oldest son, Glenn III, played basketball for the University of Michigan and started for the national runner-up 2012–13 team. Following the 2012–13 Big Ten season he was an honorable mention All-conference selection and All-freshman honoree by the coaches.[14][15] Glenn III currently plays in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons.

His younger son, Gelen (class of 2014), is the 2013 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 220-pound (100 kg) wrestling champion, the 2013 IHSAA shot put runner-up, the 2013 IHSAA discus runner-up, and a repeat (2012 and 2013) winner of The Times of Northwest Indiana Football Defensive Player of the Year and as a result the 2012–13 Times of Northwest Indiana Athlete of the Year.[16] Gelen played for the Purdue University football team and signed with the CFL BC Lions in 2018.

Robinson also has a daughter named Jaimie who competes in track and field.[17]

References

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  2. ^ "Glenn Robinson Player Profile, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Robinson, Henderson inducted into Indiana Hall of Fame in 1st year of eligibility". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Indianapolis-Indiana-Basketball/dp/0929387589
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=6RUKkCSKqywC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=alan&f=false
  6. ^ "1991 McDonalds All-American Rosters - High School Basketball - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dog Days Revisited". The Official Site of the Milwaukee Bucks. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson". www.purduesports.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Robinson points way to scoring record books". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Article from findarticles.com". November 14, 1994.
  11. ^ "Bucks Give Robinson A 10-Year Contract". New York Times. November 4, 1994.
  12. ^ Basketball Digest, Summer 1995, ISSN 0098-5988
  13. ^ "Hawks Gain a Scorer In Trade for Robinson". New York Times. August 3, 2002.
  14. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2013 Men's Basketball Postseason Honors". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. March 11, 2013. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  15. ^ "2012-13 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team" (PDF). BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  16. ^ Hanlon, Steve (July 3, 2013). "L.C.'s Robinson earns Times Male Athlete of the Year". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  17. ^ Rohrbach, Ben (May 23, 2014). "Glenn Robinson's children following different paths to athletic stardom". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

External links

1993 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1993 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1994 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Arkansas Razorbacks earned their first national championship by defeating the Duke Blue Devils 76–72 on April 4, 1994. They were coached by Nolan Richardson and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was Arkansas' Corliss Williamson.

In the 32-team 1994 National Invitation Tournament, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1994 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Donyell Marshall, Glenn Robinson, and Clifford Rozier.

1993–94 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

The 1993–94 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University as a member of the Big Ten Conference during the 1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by Gene Keady and played its home games at Mackey Arena.

1994 NBA draft

The 1994 NBA draft took place on June 29, 1994, in Indianapolis. Two NBA rookies of the year were picked in the first round, as Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were co-winners of the award for the 1994–95 NBA season. Kidd and Hill would end up as perennial All-Stars (10 and 7-time selections, respectively), though Hill's career was marred by severe injuries.

The first overall pick Glenn Robinson was involved in a contract holdout shortly after being selected, reportedly seeking a 13-year, $100 million contract. Both Robinson and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually agreed on a 10-year, $68 million contract, which once stood as the richest NBA contract ever signed by a rookie. A fixed salary cap for rookies was implemented by the NBA the following season. Robinson himself had a productive NBA career, becoming a two-time NBA All-Star and winning an NBA Championship in 2005 in his final year with the San Antonio Spurs.Notably, this is the final draft to date to see all of the first three picks make All-Star rosters with the teams that originally drafted them.

1994 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1994 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1994–95 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Bucks' 27th season in the National Basketball Association. The Bucks held the right to select first overall in the 1994 NBA draft—the third time in franchise history, after 1969 and 1977–, which they used to select Glenn Robinson out of Purdue University. During the offseason, they signed free agents Marty Conlon, Johnny Newman and Alton Lister. Robinson had a stellar rookie season as he led the Bucks with 21.9 points per game, and made the All-Rookie First Team. Second-year star Vin Baker continued to improve averaging 17.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while being selected for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game. However, after a 5–3 start to the season, the Bucks went on a nine-game losing streak, and played below .500 for the remainder of the season. They finished sixth in the Central Division with a 34–48 record, missing the playoffs finishing just one game behind the 8th-seeded Boston Celtics.

2000–01 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Bucks' 33rd season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Bucks acquired Lindsey Hunter from the Detroit Pistons, and signed free agent Jerome Kersey. The Bucks got off to a rough start losing nine of their first twelve games, but would win 23 of their next 29 games while posting an 8-game winning streak in January. The Bucks finished first place in the Central Division with a 52–30 record, the franchise's best record since 1985–86. Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson both led the team in scoring averaging 22.0 points per game, and were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.

In the first round of the playoffs, led by the trio of Allen, Robinson and Sam Cassell, the Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic in four games. It was the first time the Bucks made it out of the NBA playoffs' first round since 1988–89. Then, in the semifinals, they would defeat the 6th-seeded Charlotte Hornets in seven games after trailing 3–2. However, they would lose in seven games in the conference finals to regular season MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers. Following the season, Hunter was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Scott Williams was dealt to the Denver Nuggets and Kersey retired.

Until 2019, the 2000–01 season was the last time the Bucks won 50 games, made it past the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.

2012–13 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team played its home games in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Crisler Center. This season marked the team's 96th consecutive year as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and it is occasionally referred to as "Team 96". The team was led by sixth-year head coach John Beilein. As the defending 2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season regular season co-champions, the Wolverines finished fourth in the conference in 2012–13 and as National Runner-up in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament after losing in the championship game to Louisville. Louisville's win was later vacated due to the 2015 University of Louisville basketball sex scandal. The team achieved a 31–8 record, the most wins by the program in 20 seasons.

Following the 2011–12 season, the team lost graduating senior captains Zack Novak and Stu Douglass, who moved on to professional basketball careers in Europe. The incoming class of Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas was ranked among the best classes in the nation by the media. With its new lineup, the team matched the greatest starts in school history. Starting the season with 11 consecutive wins matched the best start since Michigan's 1989 national champions, the 1988–89 team. At 16–0, Michigan matched its best start since the last repeat Big Ten Regular season championship, the 1985–86 team, tying a school record. Reaching 19–1 set a record for the best start in school history. The team also reached the number one position in the AP Poll for the first time since the Fab Five 1992–93 team. The team entered February with a 20–1 record (7–1 Big Ten), but with an injury to eventual B1G All-Defensive selection Jordan Morgan and a stretch of games against its strongest conference opponents, Michigan lost three out of four games. The team closed the season with a 5–5 run to finish tied for fourth in the conference and won one game in the Big Ten Tournament before being eliminated.

The team was led by 2013 national player of the year, Big Ten Player of the Year and 2013 Consensus All-American Trey Burke and three additional All-Conference honorees. Tim Hardaway, Jr. was named to the 2012–13 All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and to the second team by the media; Robinson was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media, and Morgan was an All-Big Ten Defensive team selection. Stauskas and McGary earned multiple Big Ten Freshman of the Week recognitions during the season. Burke was the second National Player of the Year and eighth first-team consensus All-American in Michigan basketball history.

Michigan entered the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as the youngest team in the field. The team made its first Sweet Sixteen appearance since the 1993–94 team did so. The Wolverines made their first "official" appearance in the Final Four and the national title game since the 1989 national championship season; appearances in 1992 and 1993 were vacated due to a scandal. Following the season, at the 2013 NBA Draft, Burke and Hardaway were selected ninth and twenty-fourth, respectively, becoming the first pair of first-round NBA draft choices from Michigan since the 1994 NBA Draft.

Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Big Ten Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1984–85 season. Only two players have won the award multiple times: Jim Jackson of Ohio State (1991, 1992) and Mateen Cleaves of Michigan State (1998, 1999). Eight players who won the Big Ten Player of the Year award were also named the national player of the year by one or more major voting bodies: Jim Jackson (1992), Calbert Cheaney of Indiana (1993), Glenn Robinson of Purdue (1994), Evan Turner of Ohio State (2010), Trey Burke of Michigan 2013, Draymond Green of Michigan State (2012), Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin (2015), and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State (2016).

Michigan State has the record for the most winners with nine. Of current Big Ten Conference members, six schools have never had a winner: Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, and Rutgers. Of these, only Iowa and Northwestern were in the conference since the inception of this award—Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1991, Nebraska joined in 2011, followed by Maryland and Rutgers in 2014.

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Glen Robinson (visual effects)

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Glenn Robinson (American football)

Glenn William Robinson (born October 20, 1951) is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who played for the Baltimore Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 to 1977. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Navarro Junior College and Oklahoma State University before being drafted by the Colts in the third round (57th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Glenn Robinson (coach)

Glenn R. Robinson (born November 13, 1944) is the men's basketball coach at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Robinson began his 45th season at Franklin and Marshall in 2015. He is the all-time wins leader in Division III men's basketball history with over 900 career victories.

Robinson grew up in Yeadon, Pennsylvania. He played high school basketball and baseball at Lansdowne-Aldan High School and then attended West Chester University, where he continued a standout career in both sports. Robinson graduated from West Chester in 1967 and was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.Robinson came to Franklin and Marshall in 1968 as an assistant coach and became the head coach in 1971. Robinson's first season saw Franklin and Marshall improve to 7-14 and then again to 11-13 in his second season at the helm. The 1974 team achieved a record of 13-11, the program's best season since 1959. Robinson led the Diplomats to a school record 17 wins in 1976. He would go on to reset that record again in 1977 with 22 wins, 1979 with 27, 1991 with 28, and finally in 1996 with 29 victories.Throughout his tenure, Robinson has coached numerous All-Americans. Former player and All-American Donnie Marsh is currently an assistant coach at UAB. Marsh also served as an assistant under Mike Davis at Indiana University from 2004-2006. Chris Finch, another one of Robinson's 15 All-Americans, is currently the offensive coach of the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Finch also played professionally and coached in Europe for several seasons and serves as the head coach for Great Britain men's national team.

Robinson has coached the Diplomats to the NCAA Division III Tournament 23 times, most recently in 2012, when the team reached the Elite Eight and finished with a 28-3 record. His teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 on 16 occasions and to the Elite Eight 10 times. Robinson has also led the Diplomats to five Final Fours, in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000, and 2009. His 1991 team finished as National Runner-Up after falling to Wisconsin-Platteville in the national championship. He was named the Basketball Times Division III "Coach of the Year" in 1991 and has been named National Association of Basketball Coaches "Coach of the Year" 12 times, most recently in 2004, after guiding the Diplomats to a 26-4 record, Centennial Conference title, and Elite Eight appearance.Robinson's success reached a high point when he became the all-time wins leader in Division III history by winning his 667th game against Muhlenberg College on February 14, 2004. Robinson is one of only four coaches in NCAA history to amass 900 career wins, putting him on the list with coaches like Mike Krzyzewski, Herb Magee and Bobby Knight.On February 10, 2011, Robinson won his 800th career game vs Gettysburg.

Beyond the wins, Robinson has achieved a near perfect graduation rate of his players. Of all the players to play for Robinson and earn a varsity letter, all but three have gone on to earn their degrees.

Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Alan Robinson III (born January 8, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Robinson played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines for two years. He was an All-State high school basketball player for Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. After his sophomore season at Michigan for the 2013–14 team he declared for the NBA draft. Robinson was drafted 40th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA draft. He has also played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers. He is the son of Glenn Robinson, the 1994 NBA first overall draft pick.

List of U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards

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List of first overall NBA draft picks

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Eleven first picks have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award: Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (record six-time winner), Bill Walton, Magic Johnson (three-time winner), Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan (two-time winner), LeBron James (four-time winner), and Derrick Rose (youngest winner).

Since the advent of the draft lottery in 1985, seven number one overall picks have won an NBA title. They are David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Glenn Robinson, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Andrew Bogut, and Kyrie Irving.

China's Yao Ming (2002) and Italy's Andrea Bargnani (2006) are the only two players without competitive experience in the United States to be drafted first overall. Eleven other international players with U.S. college experience have been drafted first overall—Mychal Thompson (Bahamas) in 1978, Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria) in 1984, Patrick Ewing (Jamaica) in 1985, Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands) in 1997, Michael Olowokandi (Nigeria) in 1998, Andrew Bogut (Australia) in 2005, Kyrie Irving (Australia) in 2011, Anthony Bennett (Canada) in 2013, Andrew Wiggins (Canada) in 2014, Ben Simmons (Australia) in 2016, and Deandre Ayton (Bahamas) in 2018. Duncan is an American citizen, but is considered an "international" player by the NBA because he was not born in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia. Ewing had dual Jamaican-American citizenship when he was drafted and Irving and Simmons had dual Australian-American citizenship when they were drafted.

Note that the drafts between 1947 and 1949 were held by the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The Basketball Association of America became the National Basketball Association after absorbing teams from the National Basketball League in the fall of 1949. Official NBA publications include the BAA Drafts as part of the NBA's draft history.

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Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball

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