"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Saw this article posted, and figured I'd pass it along. Pretty good read about Glenn Robinson III and his background. The Pacers signed him to a 3 year deal (1.5 yrs guaranteed) and he has been doing well so far this preseason. Nice to hear some positive stuff about him after his rookie year. Being a Pacers fan as well makes this even better. Hoping this will be a good roster/situation for him to continue developing and hopefully contribute.
Through the 5 preseason games, he's averaging 23 minutes, 11.2 points, 4.6 reb, and shooting 56% (54% from 3, but only on 12 shots). I was pleasantly surprised to see how well he's played so far, and the quotes from the teammates are good as well.
Always nice to hear about how former players are doing in the pros, and this is no exception. Many were sad/surprised when GRIII left early and wasn't drafted until the 2nd round, but an executive from Indiana was pretty pumped.
The article/work laptop (Yay IE whatever) won't allow me to copy/paste a snippet but Bird wanted to acquire GRIII for over a year and ended up investing in him pretty heavily with a 3 year deal. Worth the click.
76ers claim GR III off waivers. He may get some playing time there so hopefully he makes the best of it.
Excited to be in Philly, blessed to have this opportunity! #OverlyDedicated— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) March 7, 2015
Source: Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) March 7, 2015
According to Adrian Wojnorowski on the twitters. Congrats to Glenn! He's got a guaranteed roster spot and contract - most 2nd round contracts aren't guaranteed, but Glenn will be in the NBA next year!
Appears Yahoo can't tell the difference between GRIII and Gary Harris.