Clarence Glover

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Clarence Glover
Personal information
Born (1947-11-01) November 1, 1947 (age 70)
Horse Cave, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Caverna (Horse Cave, Kentucky)
College Western Kentucky (1968–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1971–1974
Position Small forward
Number 28
Career history
1971–1972 Boston Celtics
1972–1974 Hartford Capitols
Stats at

Clarence Glover (born November 1, 1947) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player, who played from 1971 to 1973. Glover was listed at 6'8" and 210 lb.[1]

Born in Horse Cave, Kentucky, he led the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to the NCAA Final Four in 1971. The Hilltoppers eventually lost to the Villanova Wildcats 92-89 in double overtime. Glover was drafted #10 in the 1971 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He was #28 in the NBA and averaged 2.0 ppg in 3.3 mpg.

Cutlural Relevance[edit]

The 1971 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers NCAA Final-4 basketball team was the first Kentucky collegiate basketball team to start five African-American players. Coach John Oldham started Glover, Jim McDaniels, Jim Rose, Jerry Dunn and Rex Bailey. McDaniels had recruited Glover and the others after signing at WKU. Oldam was pressured not to start all five together, but said "they are my best five players."[2]


Glover was inducted into the Western Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.[3]


Following his basketball career, Glover had a career in Education and coaching and has served on numerous higher education boards and is the namesake of the Clarence Glover Scholarship Fund at WKU. [4][5][6]


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