Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson, was the Indiana's Mr. Basketball his senior year of high school. After he sat out as a red-shirt freshman, he joined and thrived as a Boilermaker at Purdue University. He set all sorts of scoring records. He averaged 30+pts and 10+rebs helping Purdue to reach the Elite Eight where they lost to Duke. Then after winning the John Wooden Award for best college basketball player his junior year, he decided it was time to go to the next level.
He was then drafted 1st overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1994 Draft. He had a wonderful rookie season where he made the All-Rookie first team, and led all rookies in scoring with a 21.9 points per game average. After Milwaukee struggled his first 3 seasons he kicked his game into high gear in 1997-98. He was 4th in the league in scoring with 23.4 PPG, but a season ending injury cut his, and the Bucks playoff dreams short. But Glenn and the Bucks bounced back next season and even though Glenn averaged a career low 18.4 PPG, the Bucks put the pieces and after a 10 season playoff drought, Milwaukee was back in the playoffs where the Indiana Pacers waited. After a disappointed series, the Bucks looked forward to the next season. And it was worth the wait. Glenn and Ray Allen made their first all-star appearances each and the Bucks had a great season and once again Indiana waited in the Playoffs. After a hard fought 5 game series, thanks to a Travis Best 3 the Pacers sent the Bucks home by 1 point.
During this 2000-2001 season Glenn is having his personal break out year. He is one of four players in the entire NBA to be in the top 40 in points, rebounding, and assists. He is playing great defense, which has been his one knock his entire career, averaging a career best 1.06 blocks per game, to go with a career best 7.4 rebounds per game, and another career best 3.7 assists per game. And oh yea, he's averaging 22.4 points per game which not counting his injury shortened season is another career best. Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson has emerged as one of the NBA's truly Superstars, a superstar which began shooting hoops on the streets of Gary, Indiana.