Purdue Duo Earns Indiana HOF Induction
Dec. 6, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Former Purdue standouts Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson and Matt Waddell have been selected for induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the organization announced today.

The Purdue duo had outstanding high school careers, later followed by success with the Boilermakers in the early to mid-90s. Players are eligible for induction 26 years after their completion of their high school careers.

Robinson was inducted in his first year eligible, joining a select group of just nine players previously inducted into the Hall in their first year of eligibility (Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Kent Benson, Larry Bird, Dave Colescott, Kyle Macy, George McGinnis, Rick Mount and Oscar Robertson).

Earning induction in his first year of eligibility, Glenn Robinson is an Indiana high school and college legend with a lengthy pro career. The 1991 Indiana Mr. Basketball after leading Gary Roosevelt to a state championship victory, he was a two-year 1st team all-state selection after scoring 1,710 career points (21.6 career HS ppg). Scoring another 1,706 points in just two seasons at Purdue University, he set the Big Ten single-season scoring record with 1,030 points leading the Boilers to the NCAA Elite Eight as a sophomore (30.3 ppg), leading to unanimous selection as 1994 Big Ten Player of the Year and being named 1994 NCAA National Player of the Year as winner of the Naismith Award, Wooden Award and USBWA Player of the Year honors. The #1 draft pick of the 1994 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson scored over 14,000 points in an 11-year career with four franchises. The 2nd all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks team history (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), he was also a member of the 2005 World Champion San Antonio Spurs. Retired, he lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Matt Waddell filled up the stat sheets at Tipton High School before helping the Purdue Boilermakers to two Big Ten titles. Setting 12 school records at Tipton under HOF coach Larry Angle - including 1,677 career points, 674 assists, 576 rebounds and 332 steals - he averaged 32.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior, leading to selection as a 1990 Indiana All-Star. A starter for Purdue’s 1994 and 1995 Big Ten champions and their 1994 NCAA Elite Eight squad, he scored 1,170 career points and ranks among the leaders in program history in assists (460), steals (124), three-point field goals (109) and percentage (40.2%), and free throw percentage (82.6%). Employed with Eli Lilly & Company, he resides in Carmel.



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