We caught up with former Michigan basketball star Glenn Robinson III, who is currently in his sixth season in the NBA and a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, while running the Angels Are Real Indeed Foundation, a noble cause that aims to “empower fathers with essential resources that will allow them to be the best dads they can be,” and also “provides assistance to fatherless children and families.”
Robinson spoke about memories from his days at U-M, his NBA journey to this point, his thoughts on the current Wolverines and more.
Robinson was a two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention during his time in Ann Arbor. He started all 76 of his career games, and averaged 12.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest.
Putting Michigan Back On The Map
When Robinson and fellow classmates Spike Albrecht, Caris LeVert, Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas arrived on campus as freshmen for the 2012-13 season, U-M hadn’t made a Final Four since 1993.
In the two years Robinson suited up for the Maize and Blue, the Wolverines made the national title game his freshman year and the Elite Eight his sophomore season. Those teams, effectively, put U-M back on the national map.
“I had no idea that we would get that far or that we would be that good, really,” Robinson said. “I knew we had a lot of potential, but the fact that we made those two runs that we did was kind of mind blowing because every kid grows up and dreams about playing in the tournament and hitting a big shot, playing in the national championship game. To do all of that my freshman year was kind of crazy.”