Robinson honored at Mackey Arena

Glenn Robinson at Mackey Arena

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Glenn Robinson was honored at the Purdue-Michigan State men’s basketball game Thursday.

In his two seasons with the Boilermakers, Robinson was known as the “Big Dog.”

After leading the Big Ten in scoring with 24.1 points per game and being named second team All-American in 1992-93, Robinson led the country in scoring with 30.3 points per game and was named the consensus National Player of the Year in 1993-94. He also received the John Wooden Award, which is presented to the country’s top player and named after 1932 Purdue graduate John Wooden.

Maybe not a game to remember for the Purdue Boilermakers, but it was at least a halftime to remember for the Purdue faithful.

His son Gelen is one of Darrell Hazell’s prized football recruits, so a lot of memories yet to be made for the Robinson family.

Before the game the “Big Dog” looked back on one of his own favorite memories during his time in West Lafayette.

“One big thing that steps out is the 49 points that I put up on Illinois, and after that game the whole Mackey Arena was chanting one more year, one more year, and you know I felt special. I felt wanted, and I felt loved. So, that was one big moment that stood out,” said Glenn Robinson.

Robinson was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

A native of Gary, Ind., Robinson was selected with the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent eight seasons with the Bucks and subsequently played for the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs. Robinson helped the Spurs win the 2005 NBA Championship.

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