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The Big Dog.
Robinson attended Gary Roosevelt High School, in Gary, where he started playing organized basketball during the eighth grade. During his senior season, he led his school to an Indiana state basketball championship. Glenn also won the 1991 Indiana Mr.Basketball award. He was selected as a McDonald's All-American.
While not eligible in his freshmen year, during his sophmore year he led Purdue to an 18–10 record on the season, which included a victory against the Michigan "Fab Five" in the regular season and an NCAA appearance. He received First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-American honors.
In his junior season, Glenn 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 in both categories. He led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Title and an Elite Eight appearance, finishing the season with a 29–5 record and a third overall ranking.
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 the Naismith Award, the first national player of the year-honor for a Boilermaker since John Wooden himself did it in 1932 (who also wore the jersey No. 13). Robinson also was the recipient for the USBWA college player of the year award.
Glenn would lead his college success into a successful first couple of years into the NBA. However, weight problems and work ethic issues had him finally retire in 2005 while only making the All-Star team one time.