|Small forward / Shooting guard|
17 January 1976 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 1⁄2 in (1.97 m)|
|Listed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|Pro playing career||1995–2013|
|Career highlights and awards|
Glen Saville (born 17 January 1976 in Bendigo, Victoria) is an Australian former professional basketball player who played the majority of his career playing for the Wollongong Hawks in the Australasian National Basketball League.
Saville was one of the NBL's most versatile players, being called upon many times to man any position on the court using his size, strength and speed to handle whatever match-up the opposition threw his way. His career began at the AIS and after graduation he signed with the Wollongong Hawks in 1995. After an impressive rookie season, he competed for Australia at the Junior World Championships. Saville continued to develop as a player was named as captain of the Hawks in 2000. A year later, he led Wollongong to an NBL championship victory and was named as the Larry Sengstock Medalist for his efforts.
After twelve dominating years with the Hawks, Saville declined to sign with Wollongong and instead signed as a free agent with the Sydney Kings for the 2007–08 NBL season. On 18 June 2008, the Wollongong Hawks announced that they had re-signed Saville after the termination of the Sydney Kings.
Saville had his iconic #12 singlet retired by the Wollongong Hawks upon the completion of the 2008–09 season. He is one of only four Illawarra–Wollongong players to have received this honour.
In 2004, Saville was a part of the Boomers squad that played in the Olympic Games and was a key contributor to their success. Saville unfortunately missed out on a 2006 Commonwealth Games selection due to a knee surgery that also cut short his 2005–06 season.
|NBL Grand Final MVP