Gerald Glass

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Gerald Glass
Personal information
Born (1967-11-12) November 12, 1967 (age 51)
Greenwood, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolAmanda Elzy
(Greenwood, Mississippi)
College
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career1990–1999
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number22, 4, 25, 35
Career history
19901992Minnesota Timberwolves
1992–1993Detroit Pistons
1993–1994La Crosse Catbirds
1994–1995Jcoplastic Napoli
1995–1996New Jersey Nets
1996Charlotte Hornets
1996–1997CSP Limoges
1998–1999Bnei HaSharon
Career NBA statistics
Points1,553 (7.7 ppg)
Rebounds512 (2.5 rpg)
Assists298 (1.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gerald Damon Glass (born November 12, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Graduating from Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood at the age of sixteen, Glass flew under the radar as a player and ended up at Delta State University. Legendary Alcorn State University coach Davey Whitney called Glass the best player in Mississippi.[1]

Glass played for two years at Delta State University and then transferred to the University of Mississippi where he placed fourth in the nation in scoring as a junior[2]. He finished his career, after just two seasons, as the school's sixth leading all-time scorer. Glass was affectionately referred to as "World Class Glass" at Ole Miss. He gained national attention with his legendary matchups against LSU's Chris Jackson.[3]

He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 20th overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft. As a rookie, Glass set a Timberwolves franchise record for a reserve with 32 points off the bench versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Glass also played for the Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Hornets in four NBA seasons from 1990–1996. His best season as a pro was in 1991-92 for the Timberwolves, when he appeared in 75 games averaging 11.5 points per game.

In 2004, Gerald Glass was honored by Chick-fil-A as part of their SEC Basketball Legends, along with LSU coach Dale Brown, University of Alabama star Derrick McKey, University of Tennessee sharpshooter Dale Ellis, University of Kentucky legend Dan Issel, and Auburn's Charles Barkley.[4]

After sitting on the bench with Andy Kennedy's coaching staff at Ole Miss for a year, Glass accepted the head coaching position at his high school alma mater. [5] He later was the head boys basketball coach at Madison Central High School in Madison, Mississippi for 2 seasons.[6]

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  1. ^ "[Sports article]". Clarion-Ledger. November 20, 1988. p. 48.
  2. ^ "1988-89 Season Summary". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Chris Jackson(LSU)55points vs Gerald Glass(Ole Miss)53 points 1989, retrieved September 2, 2019
  4. ^ "Gerald Glass Honored as SEC Basketball Legend". Ole Miss Athletics. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gerald Glass: He keeps on achieving..." Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. July 28, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Hudgison, Chris. "Gerald Glass steps down as Madison Central head coach". https://www.wlbt.com. Retrieved September 2, 2019. External link in |website= (help)

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