Glenn Robinson III Celebrity Life
Glenn Alan Robinson III, an American, plays the position of point guard/small forward for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted him 40th overall in the 2014 NBA draft. He then played for the Philadelphia 76ers for a brief period prior to playing for the Indiana Pacers, where he became the NBA Slam Dunk Champion in 2017.
He also went on to play for the Detroit Pistons in 2018. His father, Glenn Robinson was the NBA first overall draft pick in 1994.
Robinson was born 3 months premature on January 8, 1994, weighing just 3 and a quarter lbs, to his single parent, Shantelle Clay, at Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana. He lived through his initial two months in an incubator, until he was around 6 lbs. He started partaking in the Hammond, Indiana YMCA kids' basketball league by the age of 3.
He played for Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, as an All-State player. On September 14, 2010, Robinson became the first verbal pledge to the 2012 class of Michigan Wolverines men's basketball. He earned Most Valuable Player (MVP) merit in January 2012.
On April 1, 2012, he was invited to play in the All-American Championship in New Orleans and he won the ESPNHS All-American Championship game MVP. He was given the 2012 Post-Tribune Boys basketball player of the year title. He was also selected to the Associated Press All-state second team. He earned his first Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week on January 7, 2012, and then his second on January 28.
Robinson was named to the 2013 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America group on April 1. He turned down an offer to join the USA Basketball team that contended at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, choosing rather go to a Nike Skills Academy for wing players.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2014–2015)
The Timberwolves drafted Robinson's fortieth overall pick in the second round of the 2014 draft. Robinson resolved to play for the team in the 2014 NBA Summer League and signed with them on September 17, 2014. The Timberwolves dropped him on March 5, 2015.
Philadelphia 76ers (2015)
The 76ers claimed Robinson on March 7, 2015. He became a free agent after the 76ers decided not to give him a passing offer before his signing period on July 1, 2015. He later played for the Atlanta Hawks on July 9 in the 2015 NBA Summer League.
Indiana Pacers (2015–2018)
Robinson had a disabled shoulder during his entry into the season and didn't participate at the season opener on October 28. On November 4, 2015, he made his debut with the Indiana Pacers against the Celtics. On December 27, the Pacers assigned him to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League.
Robinson got into brawl within the team on September 29, 2017, leaving him injured. He was precluded for 3-4 months subsequent to undergoing medical procedures to repair the ligaments in one of his ankles. On February 23, 2018, he debuted for the season with the Pacers against the Atlanta Hawks.
Detroit Pistons (2018–2019)
Robinson signed a deal with the Detroit Pistons on July 7, 2018. He was injured again on December 10 and got sidelined for the ensuing 8 games. In spite of the fact that he was absolved to play for the team on December 30, he didn't come back to court, not until the January 1, 2019 challenge against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Golden State Warriors (2019–present)
The Golden State Warriors signed the free agent Robinson to a 2-year deal on July 10, 2019. He possessed career averages of 4.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 14.4 minutes over 219 games with the Timberwolves, 76ers, Pacers, and Pistons up until that point.
Awards and Honors
- All-State (IBCA-1st Team, AP-2nd Team) (2012)
- Big Ten All-Freshman team (2013)
- NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2017)
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